Synonyms for canard
Antonyms for canard
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Unfortunately that is only a canard invented by my dearest enemies.
Thus Canard grew, and finally a beautiful church was built there.
This has, however, not been confirmed, and is considered (how justly we cannot say) a “canard.”
"So you are introducing the canard to the political world," remarked Lousteau.
The story of an armed band surrounding the bank had been a canard.
His line of business at present seems to be the canard line.
This canard was circulated by the creatures of the Oligarchy.
She called the dripping lump a canard, like the French children.
This type is sometimes used in Europe, and it led to the Farman "canard" with the box tail in front.
It was Balzac who said that the canard was a discovery of Franklin—the inventor of the lightning rod, the hoax, and the republic.
before 1850, from French canard "a hoax," literally "a duck" (from Old French quanart, probably echoic of a duck's quack); said by Littré to be from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié "to half-sell a duck," thus, from some long-forgotten joke, "to cheat."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CANARD
- half truth
- tall tale
- cock-and-bull story
- tall story
- white lie