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- n. Plural form of canary.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of canary.
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- n. a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
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The term "canaries" comes from the old practice of placing canaries in cages in underground mines.
After more than 20 months of White House insistence that the only useful role for progressive canaries is to keep singing the president's tune, the electoral coal mine is filled with the political equivalent of carbon monoxide and methane.
He said that when he grew up he was going to be a merchant, and he had already begun to carry on a trade in canaries and goldfish.
A: You keep beating on the sides as you drive along, so that at least half of the canaries are airborne at any given moment.
The so-called canaries in the coal mine, at the poles and our planet, of course, and in warmer waters, just beneath the surface of the sea.
They were called canaries, and the dogs were soon forgotten.
These people are the human "canaries" of riverine health; along with millions of dam-affected people before them, they have paid the price for a half-century of uncontrolled dam building with their farmlands, their fisheries, their forests and other natural riches that dams destroy.
And here are a few other little "canaries" in the national mine that may indicate something about the left's willingness to actually jump on board.
Other bird species, such as canaries, goldfinches and warblers, among others, are trapped for the pet trade.
More on the poor bees--"canaries"in the coal mine?...
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