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.
Georgiana would chatter nonsense to her canary bird by the hour, and take no notice of me.
Among them I remember a double set of pigs' trotters, a huge pin-cushion, half a bushel or so of apples, a pair of jet earrings, some Spanish onions, a box of dominoes, a canary bird and cage, and a leg of pickled pork.
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
Photo: Canary bird vine, with feathery, bright-yellow flowers and 2-inch lobed leaves, can quickly cover a fence or wall with delicate tracery
YES, a canary bird has been spotted in Netherton, giving pleasure to all who can see it.
For the colored man to-day to attempt to stand up to fight would be like a canary bird facing a bulldog, and an angry one at that'" ("Colored" 33).
A ADRIENNE SAYS: Wild roses such as Canary Bird don't need any pruning other than to keep the bush under control and to remove dead or broken branches.
One of Zeldin's special garden treasures is a canary bird bush (Crotalaria agatiflora).
Among the best shrub roses are Ballerina, with white centre and pink- flushed petals, the fantastically scented Fantin-Latour, which produces pale pink flowers and the yellow-flowered Canary Bird.
Canary Bird is a sister to Cheshire Oaks winner Tout A Coup.