canary bird

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Noun1.Canary bird - any of several small Old World finchescanary bird - any of several small Old World finches
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Serinus, Serinus - Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins
common canary, Serinus canaria - native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song
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Try rather to divest yourself of all your rational prejudices, as much as if you were studying the psychology of a canary bird, and only watch the movements of this pretty round creature as she turns her head on one side with an unconscious smile at the ear-rings nestled in the little box.
At one house near Moorfields, they found in one of the rooms some canary birds in cages, and these they cast into the fire alive.
While he was doing this, another man with an equally tender conscience (they had both been foremost in throwing down the canary birds for roasting alive), took his seat on the parapet of the house, and harangued the crowd from a pamphlet circulated by the Association, relative to the true principles of Christianity
Miss Lavinia and Miss Clarissa have given their consent; and if ever canary birds were in a flutter, they are.
He went on, stimulated by this comparison, to liken some to hippopotamuses, some to canary birds, some to swine, some to parrots, and some to loathsome reptiles curled round the half-decayed bodies of sheep.
One real winner is the rambling rose and, a particular favourite of mine, the fast-growing variety Canary Bird.
Late into the night, I sit and Tweet (sending messages on Twitter is called Tweeting, which is embarrassing, as it sounds like that yellow canary bird with a lisp, from Looney Tunes) about things like the resignation of the pope or what I ate for lunch.
If you want a real splash of fire, choose the striking Lucifer with its flame-red, trumpetshaped flowers clustered along an elegant arching spike, or Canary Bird with golden yellow flowers.
QI have a new shrub rose called Canary Bird which is covered with single flowers.
The fence is disguised with climbers such as Solanum Crispum Glasnevin, the yellow rose Canary Bird and more than 25 different clematis varieties.
Canary Bird is a sister to Cheshire Oaks winner Tout A Coup.