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 for Persian wheel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Persian \Per"sian\, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf.
     Parsee, Peach, Persic.]
     Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their
     language.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Persian berry, the fruit of Rhamnus infectorius, a kind
        of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly
        from Trebizond.
  
     Persian cat. (Zool.) Same as Angora cat, under Angora.
        
  
     Persian columns (Arch.), columns of which the shaft
        represents a Persian slave; -- called also Persians. See
        Atlantes.
  
     Persian drill (Mech.), a drill which is turned by pushing a
        nut back and forth along a spirally grooved drill holder.
        
  
     Persian fire (Med.), malignant pustule.
  
     Persian powder. See Insect powder, under Insect.
  
     Persian red. See Indian red
     (a), under Indian.
  
     Persian wheel, a noria; a tympanum. See Noria.
        [1913 Webster]

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