Canary and Spy


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Canary noun – A person who provides information about another's wrongdoing.
Usage example: a canary who was singing and giving up the names of some of the city's most notorious drug lords

Spy and canary are semantically related. in informer to police topic. In some cases you can use "Spy" instead a noun "Canary".
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Spy noun – A person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country.
Canary and spy are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Canary" instead a noun "Spy".
Nearby Word: spying
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  • Comic Book / Black Canary Arrow simply replaces it with a Spy Catsuit, "The Canary" uses a corset with a jacket to still bare some cleavage while "Black Canary" includes a turtleneck.
  • Portrait Painting Peephole In the 1939 version of The Cat and the Canary, there's one of these in the library, and the bad guy uses it to spy on Joyce.
  • Ho Yay / Comic Books It wasn't just between Oracle and Canary: when Spy Smasher, a.k.a.
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