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ca·nard

 (kə-närd′)
n.
1. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
2.
a. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
b. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.

[French, duck, canard, probably from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié, to sell half a duck, to swindle, from Old French quanart, duck, from caner, to cackle, of imitative origin.]

canard

(kæˈnɑːd; French kanar)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a false report; rumour or hoax
2. (Aeronautics) an aircraft in which the tailplane is mounted in front of the wing
[C19: from French: a duck, hoax, from Old French caner to quack, of imitative origin]

ca•nard

(kəˈnɑrd, -ˈnɑr)

n.
1. a false or baseless, usu. derogatory story, report, or rumor.
2. Aeron.
a. an airplane that has its horizontal stabilizer and elevators located forward of the wing.
b. Also called canard′ wing`. one of two small lifting wings located in front of the main wings.
[1840–50; < French: literally, duck < Old French quanart drake, derivative of caner to cackle (of expressive orig.); probably from the phrase vendre un canard à moieté to half-sell a duck, to deceive]
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Noun1.canard - a deliberately misleading fabrication
fable, fabrication, fiction - a deliberately false or improbable account

canard

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canard

[kæˈnɑːd] Nbulo m, chisme m

canard

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To the inhabitants of the District of Grand Pre, Minas, River Canard,
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
In London that night poor Henderson's telegram describing the gradual unscrewing of the shot was judged to be a canard, and his evening paper, after wiring for authentication from him and receiving no reply--the man was killed--decided not to print a special edition.
And it is impossible to counter that canard elegantly.
000 euros, avances "sans interets et sans date limite de remboursement" sur sa declaration de patrimoine adressee a la Haute Autorite pour la transparence de la vie publique (HATVP), selon Le Canard enchaine.
En plus du canard colvert, ce type de campagne a concerne egalement d'autres especes a l'instar du faisan dore [beaucoup plus grand que], confie Amel Mokrani.
Highlights this year included the debut of a flying prototype of the Commuter Craft Innovator, a new canard design, along with the usual broad selection of all the latest models in light sport aircraft.
In the beginning of the eighties, Benoit and Lobry [1], Benoit [2], and then Benoit [3] in his PhD- thesis studied canard solutions in [R.
A definicao de canard aceita aqui e aquela dada por Jean-Pierre Seguin:
Warren Chapman, who works as a nurse at City Hospital, is hosting the event at The Bear, in Bearwood, and will feature live music from Warren's band Rudie and the Revolvers, Pete Williams, Canard du Jour as well as a raffle and a variety of Filipino food.
His testing showed that retaining the factory wing of the Cessna 182 and using only the canard portion of the Wren conversion would mean the stall speed would increase, but only to 35 knots.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea allegedly paid private security firms to spy on "complaining" customers and "suspicious" employees at its stores in France, according to France's Canard Enchaine newspaper.