canned goods Contemporary Examples ‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis Nina Strochlic November 22, 2014 Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison Daniel Genis June 20, 2014 The Christmas Troll Joseph Wambaugh December 21, 2010 March Jobs Report: Not Good Megan McArdle April 4, 2013 […]
fuel packaged to be used in small cans for heating, as with chafing dishes or in portable stoves.
Also, canned music. Prerecorded sound effects that can be played repeatedly, as in That canned laughter doesn’t make his jokes any funnier, or Canned music is greatly reducing the number of musical jobs available. O. Henry had the term in his story, Cabbages and Kings (1903): “We’ll export canned music to the Latins.” Canned laughter […]