Difference between revisions of "Canary"

("canary in a mineshaft" idiom)
(Reverting very old vandalism. I quite liked it, actually.)
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The '''canary''' is a yellow type of [[finch]] that is native to several [[archipelago]]es in the [[Atlantic Ocean]], notably the [[Azores]] and [[Canary Islands]].
 
The '''canary''' is a yellow type of [[finch]] that is native to several [[archipelago]]es in the [[Atlantic Ocean]], notably the [[Azores]] and [[Canary Islands]].
  
Traditionally, canaries have been used in [[mining|mines]] to provide advance warning of the accumulation of poisonous gases. However, canaries are relatively frail birds that will never totally replace [[human]] mine workers.
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Traditionally, canaries have been used in [[mining|mines]] to provide advance warning of the accumulation of poisonous gases.  
  
  
 
[[Category:Birds]]
 
[[Category:Birds]]

Revision as of 03:42, 19 November 2012

Canary

The canary is a yellow type of finch that is native to several archipelagoes in the Atlantic Ocean, notably the Azores and Canary Islands.

Traditionally, canaries have been used in mines to provide advance warning of the accumulation of poisonous gases.