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Martin smiled cynically as he let his thoughts drift along this channel.

On the other side of the Channel a vast literature on the subject has sprung up.

Next morning, however, we saw her at anchor in the channel that leads to Kingston.

This was blocking the channel, and there was no more chance for getting off in that way.

Agreeing to this plan they crossed the channel and camped at Klu-quilth-coose.

The least fissure in the latter would have inundated the channel.

In them do the common occupations of life find niche and channel.

In the Channel Islands bodies were often placed in a kneeling position.

Miss Manette, had you any conversation with the prisoner on that passage across the Channel?

Frank did not know the channel, and he had to trust to luck.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "bed of running water," from Old French chanel "bed of a waterway; tube, pipe, gutter," from Latin canalis "groove, channel, waterpipe" (see canal). Given a broader, figurative sense 1530s (of information, commerce, etc.); meaning "circuit for telegraph communication" (1848) probably led to that of "band of frequency for radio or TV signals" (1928). The Channel Islands are the French Îles Anglo-Normandes.

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