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 Canary (A).Cancan. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canary-bird (A).
 
A jail-bird. At one time certain desperate convicts were dressed in yellow; and jail was the cage of these “canaries.”   1
 


 Canary (A).Cancan. 

 
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