the perennial source from which the Pool of Siloam (q.v.) is supplied, the waters flowing in a copious stream to it through a tunnel cut through the rock, the actual length of which is 1,750 feet. The spring rises in a cave 20 feet by 7. A serpentine tunnel 67 feet long runs from it toward the left, off which the tunnel to the Pool of Siloam branches. It is the only unfailing fountain in Jerusalem. The fountain received its name from the “fantastic legend” that here the virgin washed the swaddling-clothes of our Lord. This spring has the singular characteristic of being intermittent, flowing from three to five times daily in winter, twice daily in summer, and only once daily in autumn. This peculiarity is accounted for by the supposition that the outlet from the reservoir is by a passage in the form of a siphon.
noun 1. a fabled spring whose waters were supposed to restore health and youth, sought in the Bahamas and Florida by Ponce de León, Narváez, De Soto, and others. A fountain mentioned in folk tales as capable of making people young again. Note: The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for […]
noun 1. a pen with a refillable reservoir that provides a continuous supply of usually fluid ink to its point. noun 1. a pen the nib of which is supplied with ink from a cartridge or a reservoir in its barrel
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- Fountains abbey
/ˈfaʊntɪns/ noun 1. a ruined Cistercian abbey near Ripon in Yorkshire: founded 1132, dissolved 1539; landscaped 1720