Know Your Next Word : canard

3. canard :

noun :

1. A deliberately misleading story, hoax

2. An airplane with small forward wings mounted in front of the main wings, also such a wing

Usage :

Lyndon Johnson's half-truths about the Gulf of Tonkin, supported by subservient media, embroiled the United States in a nasty war that took the lives of millions of souls. Ultimately, the Vietnam War's distortions and canards prevented him from running for a second term. (Mansour El-Kikhia : Realists Conquer Politics With Lies : San Antonio Express-News : Nov 28 - 2003.)

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