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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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Lack of osteocyte nuclei was found despite presence of viable blood vessels in Haversian canals. (b) Nonirradiated viable cortical bone evident with osteocyte nuclei within lacunae and blood vessels in Haversian canals.
When studying histoarchitectonics in the longitudinal section of the diaphysis' bone wall of long bones, our attention was attracted by the amount of Haversian canals, lumen width in the longitudinal section, width of anastomoses or Volkmann's canaliculi, the anastomoses type and degree, and Haversian canals' location and the distance between them.
Histopathology revealed lamellated compact bone enclosing haversian canals, with osteocytes within the lacunae at places while empty lacunae at other places; suggestive of compact Osteoma.
Myeloid sarcomas are thought to arise from the migration of neoplastic cells from the bone marrow through Haversian canals. Once unimpeded by bone, the cells may spread hematogenously to more distant locations.