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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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During a 30-day trial run in 2004, the ARS researchers set up automatic software to operate the gates on a small lateral canal in the Maricopa Stanfield Irrigation and Drainage District.
The degenerative processes that result in these lateral canal changes also contribute to central canal stenosis; therefore, it is not uncommon to observe central and foraminal stenosis in athletes who have sustained a stinger.
SacMan has been successfully tested on a lateral canal at the Maricopa Stanfield Irrigation and Drainage District.

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