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Definition: Duck mole
, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or
from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any insectivore of the family Talpid[ae]
They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large
and strong fore feet.
Note: The common European mole, or moldwarp (Talpa Europ[ae]a
), is noted for its extensive burrows. The
common American mole, or shrew mole (Scalops aquaticus
), and star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata
have similar habits.
Note: In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two
unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole
2. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground
3. (fig.)A spy who lives for years an apparently normal life
(to establish a cover) before beginning his spying
. See under Duck
. See Chrysochlore
(Zo["o]l.), an orthopterous insect of the
, which excavates subterranean
galleries, and throws up mounds of earth resembling those
of the mole. It is said to do damage by injuring the roots
of plants. The common European species (Gryllotalpa vulgaris
), and the American (Gryllotalpa borealis
the best known.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old
World rodents of the genera Spalax
several allied genera. They are molelike in appearance and
habits, and their eyes are small or rudimentary.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
short-tailed American shrews of the genus Blarina
, the duck mole.
, 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