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Suez Canal

noun
1.
a canal in NE Egypt, cutting across the Isthmus of Suez and connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. 107 miles (172 km) long.
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Suez Canal

noun
1.
a sea-level canal in NE Egypt, crossing the Isthmus of Suez and linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea: built (1854–69) by de Lesseps with French and Egyptian capital; nationalized in 1956 by the Egyptians. Length: 163 km (101 miles)
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Suez Canal in Culture

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A canal connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas, completed in 1869 and long controlled by Great Britain. The opera A&idie;da by Giuseppe Verdi was written to honor the opening of the canal. (See Suez Canal crisis.)

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