In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Finches, canaries and budgerigars do not need as much attention from their people and so may be an option for those with busy life-styles.
- In the past, miners used caged canaries to tell when the air in a mine was going bad; when the canaries stopped singing, it was time to get out before the air became unbreathable.
- Budgies, finches, sparrows and canaries are only a few of the more than one hundred kinds of birds people keep in their apartments.
- In the 19th century, underground coal miners carried canaries down into the shafts as their first line of defense against poisonous gases.
- The smallest barrel organs were tiny instruments called sérinettes or ‘bird organs’, designed to make easy the constant repetition needed to teach canaries to sing favourite airs.
- Beaming the sound of the birds' natural predators, such as geese or owls, at their roosts scares the canaries away from the power lines.
- Reich had the bird breeder's equivalent of a green thumb, and was known among bird hobbyists for training canaries to sing the song of the nightingale.
- The existence of stem cells in the brain was first discovered in canaries and this discovery upset the received wisdom for many decades that the adult brain never gained new nerve cells.
- The family have always kept pets, Mrs Cotter said, and currently own cats, a dog and two parrots and some canaries.
- As the names indicate, color-bred canaries are bred to attain specific colorations and song canaries for their singing abilities.
- She was devoted to Mrs. Smith, to Mr. Smith, to their dogs, cats, canaries; and as to Mrs. Smith's gray parrot, its peculiarities exercised upon her a positive fascination.
- The pet shop clerk had been helpful, showing him an assortment of mice and guinea pigs and even a pair of canaries, but in the end, Enoch had settled on the brown-and-white hamster.
- Avoid nesting material for finches, canaries and other small birds because they may have artificial fibers such as polyester contained within.
- The song of the canaries in a cage downstairs rings out throughout the whole restaurant.
- Small square cages are used for canaries, while thrushes are given larger round cages.
- Along with camels, pigeons, donkeys, oxen, canaries, cats and dogs, the memorial remembers the eight million horses killed in the Great War alone.
- Scientists have really gotten interested in the brains of songbirds, particularly those birds that can keep learning new songs when they're adults, like canaries.
- Billed as the story of the first genetically engineered animal, The Red Canary charts the obsession of Hans Duncker and his attempts in the 1930s to alter radically the genetic makeup of wild canaries to create a new species.
- And I will miss all of my pets - my two beloved, fun-loving dogs, my seven lively cats, my canaries, my horses, and even my chickens.
- Janet has been keeping exotic birds including cockatiels, finches and canaries for 12 years.
2US slang(informer)soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informalchivato masculine Spain informalchivata feminine Spain informal
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