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Goethals

[goh-thuh lz] /ˈgoʊ θəlz/
noun
1.
George Washington, 1858–1928, U.S. major general and engineer: chief engineer of the Panama Canal 1907–14; governor of the Canal Zone 1914–16.
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  • A token, in admiration of your skill, from Goethals the younger: Mr. McElroy!

    Sunlight Patch

    Credo Fitch Harris
  • And then there is the Goethals way of managing a labor camp.

  • Perhaps no such statue of Goethals ever will stand at Panama, but there is no need.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • As his title tells us, Colonel Goethals belongs to the regular army.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • Never once while he was in Panama did Colonel Goethals appear in uniform.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • They had expected to make Colonel Goethals do what they wanted.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • At last I put Colonel Goethals in as head of the commission.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • Colonel Goethals proved to be the man of all others to do the job.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • It is only seven oclock, but the chief engineer—Colonel Goethals, now—is at the station ready to take the early train.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • Colonel Goethals listened to the committee, then shook hands with them and went to his home.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford

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