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

  • Goethals, George Washington 1858-1928. American army officer and engineer who directed the construction of the Panama Canal (1907-1914).

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  • n. United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)


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  • The exact year of his birth, early in the thirteenth century, is unknown, as is also his family name, the name Goethals (Bonicollii) being an invention.

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  • If he can combine the excursion with other errands, he'll fill the tank in New Jersey, but that involves paying the $8 toll on the Goethals Bridge.

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  • The topic is an important one for Mr. Cuomo, whose administration is turning to ventures with private companies to help finance billions of dollars in public works projects, such as replacing the Goethals Bridge.

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  • Skanska is one of several companies trying to win a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a replacement for the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey, which is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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  • Other affected bridges include the Bayonne, the Goethals and the Outerbridge Crossing, as well as the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

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  • The Auteur was a Dutch journalist with white hair that sprouted from his head like the stuffing from an abandoned teddy bear and the crumpled face of Raymond Goethals after a night sleeping in a hedge.

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  • Mr. Samson said he wants to look at more creative ways to finance projects, such as the plan the authority has in place to use a single contractor to replace the Goethals Bridge.

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  • Still to come this spring is the second half of that audit, which will review funding for a number of high-profile infrastructure projects—including replacing the Goethals Bridge, raising the level of the Bayonne Bridge and cable repairs on the George Washington Bridge —and the status of Moynihan Station.

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  • Megan Goethals, Jr. Rochester (Rochester Hills, Minn.) 10: 20.25, 2-mile

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  • Ferguson, who turns 70 in December, would be the second oldest European Cup-winning coach, at 69 years and 148 days, behind the Belgian Raymond Goethals, who was 71 and 232 days old when capturing club football's biggest prize with Marseille in 1993.

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