The first is this canard that we have to balance the budget.
It's a canard--cover for trying to prevent black and brown people from voting.
The claim that "tenure" is a guarantee of lifetime employment is a canard.
It is a ridiculous ploy of the ‘duck kind,’ i.e. a canard.
The briefest glance at David's productivity and output during his tenure there ought to put the quietus on that canard.
Unfortunately that is only a canard invented by my dearest enemies.
"So you are introducing the canard to the political world," remarked Lousteau.
I found here several letters from England; but, as I had presumed, that report about the sale of all my pictures was a canard.
His line of business at present seems to be the canard line.
canard, it may be noted, in French, signifies both a duck and a highly improbable story.
before 1850, from French canard "a hoax," literally "a duck" (from Old French quanart, probably echoic of a duck's quack); said by Littré to be from the phrase vendre un canard à moitié "to half-sell a duck," thus, from some long-forgotten joke, "to cheat."