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  • v  provide (a city) with a canal
  • v  direct the flow of

  • The system was calculated to canalize enemy attack into defiles covered by cross fire from several islands at once, and themselves generously cluttered with tank traps, mine .
  • To have peace, the nations must forgo the urge to canalize to fixed ends the productive energies of private citizens.
  • The modern movement is a conscious effort to direct and canalize the stupendous energy of modern civilization between its proper architectural embankments.

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