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Suez Canal
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  • The Suez Canal was threatened, and though I didn’t know it then, German panzers and infantry were in position to lead the imminent invasion of Russia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The British came and built the Suez Canal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The Mongolia plied regularly between Brindisi and Bombay via the Suez Canal, and was one of the fastest steamers belonging to the company, always making more than ten knots an hour between Brindisi and Suez, and nine and a half between Suez and Bombay.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • "Unfortunately," he went on, "I can’t take you through that Suez Canal, but the day after tomorrow, you’ll be able to see the long jetties of Port Said when we’re in the Mediterranean."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Killed in a car accident in Egypt, just before a race in the Suez Canal.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • You were Lord Radley’s secretary, weren’t you, when the Government bought the Suez Canal shares?
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • (But heaved no rock at it.) Egypt was told to clear shipping out of Suez Canal—bluff; was hoarding last five rocks.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The man-made Suez Canal finished the cut and allowed the Red Sea to connect with the Mediterranean, saving ships the long journey around the Cape.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Hungary was overrun by the Soviets; Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal; the Chinese were supporting the Viet Minh against the French in Indochina; and the CIA had briefed Herter that the Soviets were working on a rocket that could carry a nuclear weapon thousands of miles right to the American heartland.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • (And so she would go on, Peter felt, hour after hour; the miner’s son; people thought she had married beneath her; her five sons; and what was the other thing—plants, hydrangeas, syringas, very, very rare hibiscus lilies that never grow north of the Suez Canal, but she, with one gardener in a suburb near Manchester, had beds of them, positively beds!
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway

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  • With latest connections, works, the inter-transportation of the world, Steam-power, the great express lines, gas, petroleum, These triumphs of our time, the Atlantic’s delicate cable, The Pacific railroad, the Suez canal, the Mont Cenis and Gothard and Hoosac tunnels, the Brooklyn bridge, This earth all spann’d with iron rails, with lines of steamships threading in every sea, Our own rondure, the current globe I bring.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • But the Suez Canal was a very great and splendid undertaking.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • "And for the sake of archaeology, let’s hope that sooner or later such excavations do take place, once new towns are settled on the isthmus after the Suez Canal has been cut through—a canal, by the way, of little use to a ship such as the Nautilus!"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Lo soul for thee of tableaus twain, I see in one the Suez canal initiated, open’d, I see the procession of steamships, the Empress Engenie’s leading the van, I mark from on deck the strange landscape, the pure sky, the level sand in the distance, I pass swiftly the picturesque groups, the workmen gather’d, The gigantic dredging machines.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • BOOK XXVI Passage to India 1 Singing my days, Singing the great achievements of the present, Singing the strong light works of engineers, Our modern wonders, (the antique ponderous Seven outvied,) In the Old World the east the Suez canal, The New by its mighty railroad spann’d, The seas inlaid with eloquent gentle wires; Yet first to sound, and ever sound, the cry with thee O soul, The Past! the Past! the Past!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ] The letter you wrote to Baron Arnheim, when you were Lord Radley’s secretary, telling the Baron to buy Suez Canal shares—a letter written three days before the Government announced its own purchase.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
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