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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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Symptoms occur when a mucocele impinges on surrounding structures, including cranial nerves II through VI, the dura mater, the anterior cranial fossa, the pituitary gland, the cavernous sinus, the internal carotid artery, the pterygoid canal, the pterygoid nerve, the sphenopalatine artery, and the sphenopalatine ganglion.
The residual portion of the recurrent tumor (figure 1, B) in the pterygoid canal and infratemporal fossa was excised during a follow-up operation.
The predominance of unmylinated fibers in mouse petrosal nerves was reported by Shimozawa (1971, 1972) and in the mouse pterygoid canal nerve by Shimozawa (1973).