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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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Although relatively fewer large fish had food items in their stomachs and intestines, most large fish appeared healthy and had substantial amounts of adipose tissue surrounding the alimentary canal, suggesting adequate nutrition was available in the hatchery ponds.
The effect of high and low dietary fiber level on digesta passage through alimentary canal of goslings.
She had been due to have a barium meal - a solution which helps when X-raying the upper alimentary canal - at 9.
The structure and function of the alimentary canal of the black abalone, Haliotis craeherodii Leach.
Lemierre syndrome develops after pharyngeal infection secondary to the virulent nature of the Gram-negative anaerobe F necrophorum, part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, female genital tract, and alimentary canal.
Although none of the nodules from the walleye were found in the alimentary canal the similarity between the nodules in this fish and in those of swine and ruminants is striking.
Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
This will clear the alimentary canal and dissolve fatty deposits, besides soothing digestion and constipation.
Total length (mm) and weight (g) of each fish were recorded and the alimentary canal from the esophagus to the anus was removed.
The acceleration in growth rate at 13 days follows an abrupt (within 3 days) change in diet, and in jaw and alimentary canal structure.