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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.
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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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Grand′ Canal′


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. He learned that the king of England had come back to his old ally, William II.
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.
We swept in the course of five minutes into the Grand Canal; whereupon she uttered a murmur of ecstasy as fresh as if she had been a tourist just arrived.
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Ben and Alex Haworth tucked into a champagne breakfast alongside the eighteenth century work Regatta on the Grand Canal after winning the chance to have it hung in their house for a day.
THE comment from an American on board the boat to Venice said it all: "Oh, my Gad!" And you could almost excuse him as the sun had come out to show us the great sweep of the Grand Canal - bigger, brighter and more beautiful than any picture postcard.
Using her savings and borrowing from a bank, she bought her own second- hand gondola and started as an apprentice, learning how to manoeuvre the narrow boat along the Grand Canal with a teacher.
Was it a woman on her way to a traditional masked ball--a Renaissance lady about to make mischief on the Grand Canal? What century are we in?
With a total length of 1.7 kms, and a width spanning 15 to 35 meters throughout the Grand Canal, it will have sea water pumped in around the mid-point of the canal with the water flowing via gravity in two opposing directions of the entire canal, it stated.
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.

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