Sentence Examples

  • He mentions in it only one previous enterprise of the same kind (though there had in fact been others) - that, namely, of Nicholas Francois Canard (c. 1750-1833 ), whose book, Principes d'economie politique (Paris, 1802), was crowned by the French Academy, though "its principles were radically false as well as erroneously applied."
  • Balzac said of him that he " invented the lightning-rod, the hoax (` le canard ') and the republic."
  • Monbiot has comprehensively answered the right-wing canard that the Global Justice Movement only knows what it doesn't want.
  • Reay brings up the old canard about the total fuel cycle costs for nuclear energy.
  • The Glasgow newspaper found it proper to repeat this canard, without citing its source, as an expression of faith in its accuracy.

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