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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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In laparoscopic surgery, the intestinal canal exposes for a short time and the interference to the abdominal cavity is small; therefore, the recovery of intestinal function is fast, and postoperative hospitalization time is shortened.17,18 Moreover the scar is not obvious as the incision is small, which is beneficial to the mental recovery of children.19 The results of the present study showed that the incision in the observation group was smaller than that in the control group, the amount of bleeding of the former was less than that of the latter, the observation group took food and exhausted by anus earlier than the control group.
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Next, a 5-cm incision was made in the left lower quadrant for tumor resection, and the intestinal canal was cut 10 cm above the tumor after the colon was pulled out of the incision.
Spleen, kidney and other organs also showed different degree of swelling with gray nodules, glandular stomach mucosa, intestinal canal enlargement, and gray nodules, irregular and enlarged heart with firm and pale muscles.