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Definition of Canal

Canal

  1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
  2. A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
  3. A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; -- used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

Canal Quotations

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
Theodore Roosevelt

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices.
Ivan Pavlov

Ships are obliged to take on harbor or river pilots - who provide specialized local navigation - when they approach a port, but in the canal, a Suez crew is also obligatory. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.
Rose George

Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy. It is root canal work without anesthetic.
Al Goldstein
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Canal Translations

canal in Afrikaans is kanaal
canal in Danish is kanal
canal in Dutch is wijk, gracht, vaart, kanaal
canal in Finnish is kanava
canal in French is canal
canal in German is Kanal
canal in Hungarian is csatorna
canal in Italian is canale
canal in Norwegian is kanal
canal in Spanish is canal, almenara
canal in Swedish is kanal
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