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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of canalise.

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Examples

  • "canalised," as one brochure said with unfortunate overtones of dentistry, between tidy stone walls.

    Crosscut

  • Fish Island comprises a few narrow lanes enclosed by the A12 and the river Lea navigation a canalised river.

    Anger grows over Olympic proposal for Fish Island

  • On the edge of the farmed land, the bank of the river was thick with rush and reed – softening the boundaries of the canalised stream, which was realigned in the 19th century.

    Country diary: Aberystwyth

  • Gabriele - Rivers change their course over time here too, either by being canalised or diverted or just because they feel like it.

    Locations: Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

  • According to Ariew, canalised development is the hallmark of the development of these paradigmatically biological traits, and the research programs of scientists like Chomsky should be seen as attempts to demonstrate the canalised development of psychological traits.

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • A phenotypic outcome is environmentally canalised if those features of the surface which direct development to that endpoint are relatively insensitive to the manipulation of the environmental parameters.

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • A phenotypic outcome is genetically canalised if those features of the surface which direct development to that endpoint are relatively insensitive to the manipulation of the genetic parameters.

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • This idealist social reformer, therefore, finds the current of his demand canalised.

    Belloc Speaks - The Reformers And The Reformed Are Alike/1

  • In cities, the canalised Liesbeek River in Cape Town flooded recently and Johannesburg's Jukskei did so repeatedly.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moreover, dangerous human proclivities can be canalised into comparatively harmless channels by the existence of opportunities for money-making and private wealth, which, if they cannot be satisfied in this way, may find their outlet in cruelty, the reckless pursuit of personal power and authority, and other forms of self-aggrandisement.

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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