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  • v. Present participle of canalize.


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  • Iron Gate, the work to be done consists in "canalizing" the river for

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

  • HITCHENS ON TEA PARTY - So, Beck's '9/12 Project' is canalizing old racist and clerical toxic-waste material that a healthy society had mostly flushed out of its system more than a generation ago, and injecting it right back in again.

    HUFFPOST HILL - #FiliBernie

  • I feel justified in reproducing so much of this painful material because it undoubtedly assists us in forming a picture of the many repressions and reticences that have allowed Naipaul to continue canalizing his experiences into works both of fiction and reportage.

    Cruel and Unusual

  • The EEC and the French Ministry of the Environment, funded a management study between 1982 and 1985 by University College, London, the IWRB, the Tour du Valat station and consultant engineers SOGREAH to counter the effects of dams and canalizing on the lake and marshland.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Teunissen 1993 describes the following human impacts as significant: grass and peat fires, impoldering (draining swamps for agriculture), dykes (damming for water storage and agriculture), discharge of agrochemicals, introduction of exotic plants, roads and transport canals, swamp forest exploitation (drainage and canalizing for logging), mining (bauxite), and industry.

    Paramaribo swamp forests

  • The third network in importance is the one composed by missionary agencies and structures dedicated to sending workers, including both ecclesiastic and para-ecclesiastical groups, national or international, which are busy in the process of sending, canalizing and giving attention to workers in the field.

    Every one members one of another

  • Maybe we're just canalizing the turnout that we're going to have in person that we would've otherwise had in person tomorrow, we don't really know.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2008

  • Some commotion has already been created around the revival of the Naxalite type of movement and hence it is necessary to examine how far this movement is effective in giving vent to the simmering discontent and wrath of the toiling people bleeding white under ruthless capitalist exploitation and canalizing the same in the right direction given the context of Indian situation today.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Daddy, although a historian, is devoted to the latest, most progressive theories of child psychology and applies them by canalizing the cortex through pain association whenever he really wants to ensure that a lesson will not be forgotten.

    Podkayne Of Mars

  • The workersÂ’ militias, based on the trade unions and each composed of people of approximately the same political opinions, had the effect of canalizing into one place all the most revolutionary sentiment in the country.

    Homage to Catalonia


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