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Canal vs. Berm

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Canalnoun

An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.

Bermnoun

A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope

Canalnoun

(anatomy) A tubular channel within the body.

Bermnoun

A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath

Canalnoun

(astronomy) One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.

Bermnoun

A terrace formed by wave action along a beach

Canalverb

To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage

Bermnoun

A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation

Canalverb

To travel along a canal by boat

Bermnoun

A ledge between the parapet and the moat in a fortification

Canalnoun

An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.

Bermnoun

A strip of land between a street and sidewalk

Canalnoun

A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.

Bermverb

To provide something with a berm

Canalnoun

A long and relatively narrow arm of the sea, approximately uniform in width; - used chiefly in proper names; as, Portland Canal; Lynn Canal.

Bermnoun

A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch.

Canalnoun

(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

Bermnoun

A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.

Canalnoun

a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;

‘the tear duct was obstructed’; ‘the alimentary canal’; ‘poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs’;

Bermnoun

a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope

Canalnoun

long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Bermnoun

narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

Canalverb

provide (a city) with a canal

Bermnoun

a flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river or canal.

Canalnoun

an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation

‘the Oxford Canal’; ‘they travelled on by canal’;

Bermnoun

a path or grass strip beside a road.

Canalnoun

a tubular duct in a plant or animal, serving to convey or contain food, liquid, or air

‘the ear canal’;

Bermnoun

an artificial ridge or embankment, such as one built as a defence against tanks

‘berms of shovelled earth’;

Canalnoun

any of a number of linear markings formerly reported as seen by telescope on the planet Mars.

Bermnoun

a narrow space between a ditch and the base of a parapet.

Canal

Canals are waterway channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or for servicing water transport vehicles. They carry free surface flow under atmospheric pressure, and can be thought of as artificial rivers.

Berm

A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier (usually made of compacted soil) separating areas in a vertical way, especially part-way up a long slope. It can serve as a terrace road, track, path, a fortification line, a border/separation barrier for navigation, good drainage, industry, or other purposes.

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