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Grand Canal

1. An inland waterway, about 1,800 km (1,115 mi) long, of eastern China extending from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south. Begun in the sixth to fifth century bc, it was extended in the seventh century ad and completed in the 13th century.
2. The principal waterway of Venice, Italy. The canal is crossed by the historic Rialto bridge and is lined with grand palazzi.

Grand Canal

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1. (Placename) a canal in E China, extending north from Hangzhou to Tianjin: the longest canal in China, now partly silted up; central section, linking the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, finished in 486 bc; north section finished by Kublai Khan between 1282 and 1292. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Chinese name: Da Yunhe
2. (Placename) a canal in Venice, forming the main water thoroughfare: noted for its bridges, the Rialto, and the fine palaces along its banks

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n.
1. a canal in E China, extending S from Tianjin to Hangzhou. 900 mi. (1450 km) long.
2. a canal in Venice, Italy, forming the main city thoroughfare.
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Noun1.Grand Canal - the major waterway in Venice, ItalyGrand Canal - the major waterway in Venice, Italy
Venezia, Venice - the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
2.Grand Canal - an inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China; extends from Tianjin in the north to Hangzhou in the south
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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In a few minutes we swept gracefully out into the Grand Canal, and under the mellow moonlight the Venice of poetry and romance stood revealed.
D'Artagnan left them to sleep in a den in Newkerke street, whilst he lodged comfortably upon the Grand Canal.
I walked to and fro in that city, so beloved of her citizens; I went from the Rialto Bridge, along the Grand Canal, and from the Riva degli Schiavoni to the Lido, returning to St.
And here it dispersed for a time, as they were to live in Venice some few months in a palace (itself six times as big as the whole Marshalsea) on the Grand Canal.
It is the biggest square in the city, located at the starting point and the widest part of the Grand Canal.
However, the best spot to see the Grand Christmas Parade are at the spectators' areas located at the Venice Grand Canal drop off point and in front of Tim Hortons.
The Grand Canal is included in all Italy vacations as it is the main mode of conduit.
by Scott Armstrong The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Room with a View Dusk
Hands Online Limited, trading as Hands Online Limited, having ceased to trade on 31st of August 2015, having its registered office at 13 Eblana Villas, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2 and having its principal place of business at 13 Eblana Villas, Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2, having no assets or liabilities exceeding [euro]150, has resolved to notify the Registrar of Companies that the company is not carrying on business and to request the Registrar on that basis to exercise his/her powers pursuant to section 733 of the Companies Act 2014 to strike the name of the company off the register.
The painting, A Regatta on the Grand Canal, is visiting the North East as part of the Masterpiece Tour from the National Gallery.
According to Telemaco Talavera, a member of the Grand Canal Commission, ground breaking will be the first part of meeting the canal's completion date in 2019.

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