canary canary  /kə ˈnɛ ri/


  1. (n) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  2. (n) a female singer
  3. (n) a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
  4. (n) any of several small Old World finches
  5. (adj) having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow


  1. In Manhattan, to comfort his only son, widowed Patrolman Joseph McReddy bought a canary to replace the son's pet Chip which had died while the son was at school.
  2. She moves on to a canary-yellow backpack.
  3. Inmates of the Chicago Industrial Home for Children at Woodstock were convinced last fortnight that a canary was loose somewhere in the building.


  1. Canary Labs Enters Strategic Partnership with Exele

    Combination of Exele TopView with Canary Enterprise Historian provides exceptional alarming capabilities. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. UK Debut for New XJR as Jaguar Takes Centre Stage at Trio of Events in June

    LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IN BRIEF UK debut for new Jaguar XJR at Motor Expo, Canary Wharf (10-16 June) Jaguar XF specified with new engine option to feature at Fleet News Company Car in Action, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Restaurant Report: Prairie Canary in Grinnell, Iowa

    A dish at Prairie Canary. What does a small, eclectic college town do to attract a chef? Eager to fill an empty downtown storefront, Grinnell, Iowa, took an unusual approach: it held a national contest and offered a hefty prize.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. Mr Johnson told delegates: "I hope that GPs will agree to provide extra appointments at weekends or evenings. This is not just for the benefit of commuters who struggle to see their doctor. When surgeries in Canary Wharf opened early in the morning...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Alan Johnson Source: BBC News

  2. "Crossrail will provide the transport underpinning for the greatest centres of London's business - the City, Canary Wharf and the West End - as well as linking these areas of high jobs growth to the areas of greatest deprivation in east London and...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Ken Livingstone Source:

  3. "This is a big moment. When Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party, he was the canary in the coal mine warning of Bush era ideological excess, and Senator Specter's decision eight years later signals its tipping point. This is now officially a...
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: Boston Globe

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