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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On the last day of their meeting on Sunday, the EGP is expected to put a motion to vote concerning the construction of Kanal ystanbul, an artificial waterway between the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea proposed by the government in 2011.
The artificial waterway, the company explained, will stretch 278 km across the southern part of the country, from the mouth of the Rm Brito, on the Pacific coast, to the end of the Rm Punta Gorda, on the Caribbean side.
The giant artificial waterway project is part of a larger plan to expand the Suez port and shipping facilities for the ultimate goal of making the country a major trade hub.
A canal is an artificial waterway that is long, narrow, and dug into the earth to allow boats, ships, and barges passage.
Even Yanukovych's closely guarded mansion near the capital became a free-for-all, city residents gawping in awe and anger at the luxury of a sprawling estate that featured a private zoo and a replica galleon floating on an artificial waterway.
Yang Guang is considered a tyrant in China's history for forcing millions of workers to build palaces, luxury leisure boats and the Grand Canal, which was later lengthened to connect Beijing and Hangzhou in the world's longest artificial waterway. Yang Guan was killed during a mutiny in A.D.
Next morning, we found ourselves travelling through the Kiel Canal, an artificial waterway in northwestern Germany linking the North Sea to the Baltic Sea.