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

  Conduit \Con"duit\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F., fr. LL. conductus
     escort, conduit. See Conduct.]
     1. A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or
        [1913 Webster]
              All the conduits of my blood froze up. --Shak.
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              This is the fountain of all those bitter waters, of
              which, through a hundred different conduits, we have
              drunk.                                --Burke.
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     2. (Arch.)
        (a) A structure forming a reservoir for water. --Oxf.
        (b) A narrow passage for private communication.
            [1913 Webster] Conduit system

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or
           electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected
           through a system of conduits"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "conduit":
     access, adit, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, aqueduct, arcade,
     artery, avenue, canal, channel, cloister, colonnade, communication,
     connection, corridor, course, covered way, defile, ditch, duct,
     egress, entrance, exit, ferry, ford, gallery, ingress, inlet,
     interchange, intersection, junction, lane, opening, outlet,
     overpass, pass, passage, passageway, portico, railroad tunnel,
     traject, trajet, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel,
     underpass, watercourse, way

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a water-course or channel (Job 38:25). The "conduit of the upper
     pool" (Isa. 7:3) was formed by Hezekiah for the purpose of
     conveying the waters from the upper pool in the valley of Gihon
     to the west side of the city of David (2 Kings 18:17; 20:20; 2
     Chr. 32:30). In carrying out this work he stopped "the waters of
     the fountains which were without the city" i.e., "the upper
     water-course of Gihon", and conveyed it down from the west
     through a canal into the city, so that in case of a siege the
     inhabitants of the city might have a supply of water, which
     would thus be withdrawn from the enemy. (See SILOAM.)
       There are also the remains of a conduit which conducted water
     from the so-called "Pools of Solomon," beyond Bethlehem, into
     the city. Water is still conveyed into the city from the
     fountains which supplied these pools by a channel which crosses
     the valley of Hinnom.

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