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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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Measurements of the skull of Indian one-humped camel showing distance between facial tuberosity to the infraorbital canal (F), infraorbital canal to the root of alveolar tooth (G), distance between supraorbital foramen to infraorbital foramen (H), supraorbital foramen to rim of orbit (I), infraorbital foramen to rim of orbit (J).
melanophasma by a number of characters being most conspicuous, such as (a) the length of the dorsal spine, usually shorter or equal than length of the first dorsal fin; (b) larger eyes, 30% HDL; (c) preopercular and oral canals shares a short common branch from the infraorbital canal; and its (d) pale brown body coloration.
(2003) performed a study on ten cadaver heads (20 sides) to find out the variations of infraorbital canal which must be taken into account by the surgeons to increase the surgical success.
The dentist and surgeons of head and neck have to know the exactly position of IOF (Hollinshead; Dubrul; Figun & Garino), because the anesthetic must be put on the foramen in order that it diffuses by the canal and causes the anterior superior alveolar nerve block (that appears on the infraorbital canal of 6,0 to 10,0mm before the infraorbital nerve emerges on the foramen), and in consequence, the block of the branches (which proceed of that nerve) that supply the central superior incisive teeth, lateral incisive and superior canine, ipsilateral to the blocked nerve (Zide & Swift).
The Canalis Sinuosus (CS) is a bone canal in the maxilla that branches from the infraorbital canal and ends laterally to the anterior nasal spine.
The cephalic lateral line canals nomenclature follows the criteria described by Webb (1989): PR: preopercular canal, MD: mandibular canal, SO: supraorbital canal, IO: infraorbital canal, OT: otic canal, PO: postorbital canal, ST: supratemporal canal, T: temporal canal.