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le canon à corbeaux m noun
pl. canons à corbeaux
bird-scaring device (groupe nominal, agriculture)

Contexts

Faites jouer du canon à l'approche de l'ennemi. Bring the guns into play when the enemy approaches us.
Ne jamais utiliser de canon pour tuer une mouche. Never use a cannon to kill a fly.
À la famille des corbeaux appartiennent le corbeau proprement dit, la corneille et la pie. To the crow family belong the raven, the rook and the magpie.
Pote pote les carottes, à la place des tomates, boule de canon tu fiches le camp ! Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a tiger by his toe, if he hollers let him go, eeny, meeny, miny, moe. My mother told me to catch the very best one and you are not it.
Il ne sied pas de prêcher parmi les corbeaux. It's not fitting to preach among the ravens.

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