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Panama Canal
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  • Down on the well decks, fore and aft, were four massive pumps that had to be delivered to Colon, the port at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • You look like you just dug the Panama Canal.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The Japanese had captured the Panama Canal.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Panama Canal!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse

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  • The Panama Canal client came in at four-thirty.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Two of his brothers became mercenary soldiers, one died of malaria on the Panama Canal, one became a surveyor in Burma and India, and the last made tracks for the eastern seaboard at seventeen, never to be heard from again.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Must have been the year the Panama Canal was opened.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The investigation of the Panama Canal has been struck out.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • As President Carter’s deputy secretary of state, he helped normalize relations with China, win ratification of the Panama Canal treaties, and gain release of the American hostages in Iran.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Vast new container ships known as PNXs, too large to transit the Panama Canal, now ply the Pacific between China, Taiwan, and South Korea and Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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  • Each of these missiles, in short, is capable of striking Washington, D.C., the Panama Canal, Cape Canaveral, Mexico City, or any other city in the southeastern part of the United States, in Central America, or in the Caribbean area.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Cuban Missle Crisis Speech
  • That’s why he’d sent his ship all the way down to the Panama Canal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • First, the client who was the backbone of the business—the man who paid out thousands a year for clippings on the Panama Canal and such—came in the day after the declaration of war and said that since his address would be uncertain for a while, he’d call in person each day for his clippings.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • An elaborate and highly characteristic proverb of the uplifting variety—"So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell"—was first given currency by one of the engineers of the Panama Canal, a gentleman later retired, it would seem, for attempting to execute his own counsel.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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