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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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9% HL, lateral line pores 70-119; anterior supratemporal short, pores 2-15; posterior supratemporal branch moderately elongate, pores 6-35; supraorbital canal short or long, pores 1-9; pectoral fins with 8-13 rays, dorsal 2-3, and ventralmost simple and all others branched, ocular-side pectoral fin longer than blindside pectoral fin, length 10.
1989: 257), such that the supraorbital pores are expressed as the ethmoidal pore + pores in supraorbital canal, i.
Head with many small pores, in poor condition in all specimens; anterior end of supraorbital canal as broad slit pore on tip of snout at edge of upper lip, large pore slightly above and medial to posterior nare, large pore over eye; lachrymal with large anterior pore near flat posterior nare opening, two large ventral slit pores along edge of lachrymal; anterior portion of dentary with dentary (anterior) and mental (ventral) pores, large articular pore; supratemporal canal with posterior canals extending almost to base of first dorsal fin over anterior predorsal scale.