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Definition: Bombay duck
, n. [OE. duke, doke. See Duck
, v. t. ]
1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatin[ae]
Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided
into river ducks
and sea ducks
. Among the former
are the common domestic duck (Anas boschas
); the wood
duck (Aix sponsa
); the beautiful mandarin duck of
China (Dendronessa galeriliculata
); the Muscovy duck,
originally of South America (Cairina moschata
the sea ducks are the eider, canvasback, scoter, etc.
2. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the
person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Here be, without duck or nod,
Other trippings to be trod. --Milton.
(Zo["o]l.), a fish. See Bummalo
, Spirit duck
. See Buffel duck
(Zo["o]l.), a species of white ant in Jamaica
which builds large nests in trees.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Goose barnacle
(a) In the United States: The peregrine falcon.
(b) In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.
(Zo["o]l.), a small aquatic mammal of Australia,
having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck
). It belongs the subclass
Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird
or reptile; -- called also duckbill
, and water mole
To make ducks and drakes
, to throw a flat stone obliquely,
so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of
the water, raising a succession of jets; hence:
To play at ducks and drakes
, with property, to throw it
away heedlessly or squander it foolishly and unprofitably.
. See under Lame
, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.)
A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon
) used in India
as a relish; -- called also Bombay duck