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Definition: flock duck
(sk[add]p), n. [See Scalp
a bed of oysters or
1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.]
2. (Zo["o]l.) A scaup duck. See below.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
northern ducks of the genus Aythya
, or Fuligula
adult males are, in large part, black. The three North
American species are: the greater scaup duck (Aythya marila
, var. nearctica), called also broadbill
, flock duck
, flocking fowl
and raft duck
; the lesser scaup duck (A. affinis
called also little bluebill
, river broadbill
; the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck (A. collaris
), called also black jack
, ringbill shuffler
, etc. See Illust. of
, under Ring-necked
. The common
European scaup, or mussel, duck (A. marila
resembles the American variety.
, n. [Originally, a rafter, spar, and fr. Icel. raptr
a rafter; akin to Dan. raft, Prov. G. raff a rafter, spar;
cf. OHG. r[=a]fo, r[=a]vo, a beam, rafter, Icel. r[=a]f roof.
1. A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the
like, fastened together, either for their own collective
conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in
conveying other things; a float.
2. A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is
formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which
obstructs navigation. [U.S.]
3. [Perhaps akin to raff a heap.] A large collection of
people or things taken indiscriminately. [Slang, U. S.]
“A whole raft of folks.”
--W. D. Howells.
(a) A bridge whose points of support are rafts.
(b) A bridge that consists of floating timbers fastened
. [The name alludes to its swimming in dense
(a) The bluebill, or greater scaup duck; -- called also
. See Scaup
(b) The redhead.
(Naut.), a large, square port in a vessel's side
for loading or unloading timber or other bulky articles; a
timber or lumber port.