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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.

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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.
Next morning, we found ourselves travelling through the Kiel Canal, an artificial waterway in north-western Germany linking the North Sea to the Baltic Sea.
To make it happen, two big pumps pull water out of the river and send it pulsing through the artificial waterway.