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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lesseps, Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de 1805-1894. French diplomat and engineer who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1859-1869). He directed the company that began the Panama Canal (1878) but abandoned the project because of bankruptcy (1888).

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  • n. French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)

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