For starters, Khalidi indignantly dismisses what he calls “the canard regarding the Palace Hotel.”
It's a canard--cover for trying to prevent black and brown people from voting.
The first is this canard that we have to balance the budget.
The briefest glance at David's productivity and output during his tenure there ought to put the quietus on that canard.
The claim that "tenure" is a guarantee of lifetime employment is a 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."