canard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n canard a deliberately misleading fabrication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Canard An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canard An absurd story or statement intended as an imposition; a fabricated story to which currency is given, as by a newspaper: a hoax.
    • n canard Hence A broadside cried in the streets: so called from the generally sensational nature of its contents.
    • canard To fly or float about, or circulate as a canard or false report: as, certain stories canarding about the hotels.
    • canard To imitate or produce the peculiar harsh cry of the duck, as an unskilled player on a wind-instrument.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canard ka-när′ or ka-närd′ an extravagant or lying story.
    • n Canard ka-när′ or ka-närd′, an extravagant or lying story.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., properly, a duck
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., lit. 'duck.'

Usage

In literature:

In the end it killed the "canard" or "tail-first" design.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
It is a canard got up by you socialists.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
The same canard was started on the world's rounds immediately after the London explosions of a year ago.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
Whenever a tragedy occurs in a rural district all kinds of absurd canards are started.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
Have you seen this abominable canard?
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
I did not believe the canard.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
He saw the light of day at River Canard in the district of Mines on the 9th of June, 1744.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Canard a Puree Perto.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
One of the maids brought me brandy which I did not drink, but after awhile, my hostess fed it to me in what she called canards.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
This done, Marc and I set out for my own estate beside the yellow Canard.
"The Forge in the Forest" by Charles G. D. Roberts
A Roman Catholic Canard, etc.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Jacques excelled in "La belle rose blanche," and Lewis was great in "Trois canards s'en vont baignant.
"Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Elephants will be admitted, too, on account of the unjust canard concerning their fear of mice.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
I met a man on leave to-day, and he says that's the latest canard.
"Non-combatants and Others" by Rose Macaulay
WEAKNESS OF "SHODDY," AND SHOWING HOW OUR CORRESPONDENT INDULGED IN A HUGE CANARD, AFTER THE MANNER OF AN ENLIGHTENED DAILY PRESS.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
This is no canard to sell a few miserable papers.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
Several canards had been started which, in the face of recent socialistic propaganda, had made considerable headway.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
Canard, 22, 42, 47, 95, 101, 106, 123, 152, 188, 195, 215.
"Principles of Political Economy, Vol. II" by William Roscher
He also told me that it was Mildred who had suggested that absurd canard to him.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
The present situation was, however, no journalistic canard, but a stern and perilous reality.
"Her Majesty's Minister" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Candidates realize most voters view it as a canard promoted by self-serving profiteers.
The Small Business Canard .
The Race Canard As Obama looks increasingly vulnerable, the media is pulling out the stops.
A Canard That Will Not Die: 'Legitimate Rape' Doesn't Cause Pregnancy.
Owner of FLY Racing, Craig Shoemaker, echoed Canard 's enthusiasm about the extended partnership.
Liberal Racism Canard Won't Work.
The Cheek by Jowl Company, which has made its international reputation through unconventional productions of classics, offers an answer to skeptics who still believe the old canard that the English are stuffy about their Shakespeare.
Filling in for an injured Trey Canard, Cole was invited by Team Honda to compete in the premier class over the next few east coast rounds.
The canard that President Obama is anti-business is a propaganda remnant from Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign.
The Fox News, Rupert Murdoch , resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.
"Come on, that's such a canard, you know that," Oliver Stone said.
There's an old canard about poker: If you look around the poker table and you don't see the patsy , then you are the patsy .
DC Shoes' Refuse To Lose: Trey Canard And Jeremy McGrath – Dirt Rider Magazine.
Pictured from left are (front) Ian Flowers, Conner Saxton, (middle) Finley Kraft, Will Foster, (back) Kemper King and Maddie Canard.
There's a long-standing canard in this state that prosecutors commonly treat Romeos like rapists.
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In science:

Critères de déterminations de l'âge du canard colvert de la naissance à 9 semaines.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Roussarie, Canard cycles and center manifolds, Memoirs Amer.
Bifurcations of Non Smooth Vector Fields on $\R^2$ by Geometric Singular Perturbations
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