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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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This feature distinguishes them from the persistent hypoglossal artery that originates from the internal carotid artery at the C1 to C3 level and enters the hypoglossal canal prior to joining the basilar system.
Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-defined, abnormal, contrast-enhancing mass lesion involving the left lateral mass of the first cervical vertebra and the left occipital condyle up to the level of the left hypoglossal canal (Figure, A).
and his coworkers asserted that hypoglossal canal size relative to mouth size averages about twice as large in humans, Neandertals, and some early Homo species as in chimpanzees.