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duck

(dŭk)
n.
1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
2. A female duck.
3. The flesh of a duck used as food.

duck

a member of the family Anatidae which includes many genera of ducks, geese and swans. See anas platyrhynchos, aylesbury, rouen, indian runner, khaki campbell, pekin, muscovy.

duck bush, duck plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus. See also asclepias.
duck hepatitis
a highly infectious and fatal disease of young ducklings caused by an enterovirus, and characterized by hepatitis of sufficient severity to kill the birds within a few hours of signs of illness first being observed.
duck louse
Anaticola crassicornis (slender duck louse), Trinoton querquedulae (large duck louse).
new duck disease
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck plague
see duck plague.
duck septicemia
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck sickness
type C botulism.
duck virus enteritis
see duck plague.
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The King Eider diamond results are part of the 2004, $3,000,000 exploration program funded by Teck Cominco.
Leading a House of Commons debate, she said: "Today, in modern protection terms, many other species of our spectacular island birdlife are protected but not the eider duck.
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Other Grand National entries also among the current declarations for the Eider are Paul Nicholls' dual Scottish National winner Vicente; Warwick Classic Chase hero Milansbar, from the yard of Neil King; and Houblon Des Obeaux for Grand National-wnning trainer Venetia Willaims, who also won the Newcastle feature with Nil Desperandum in 2007.
The virus used for the inoculum in this trial was from a fourth-passage stock grown up in Muscovy cells originally derived from an eider carcass (NWHC case no.
After all the years and thousands of birds, he's still got a love for eider that goes beyond.
Concerns about eider mortality have not been unfounded: collisions with Northstar in fall 2001-04 killed at least 17 Common Eiders, four King Eiders, and two unidentified eiders, plus 14 Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) and two unidentified waterfowl, although none of them were killed during periods when we actually were sampling.
In the Central Wadden Sea hunters actively search for eider flocks and flush them several times during a day.
The going is soft, good to soft in places, with Saturday's PS160,000 card featuring the PS85,000 Betfred Eider Chase over a gruelling four miles.
Lavelle said: "The Eider has been the plan since Warwick as four miles round a big galloping track like Newcastle will suit him.
The classic eider recipe suggests making a stock from a bottle of good red wine, peppers and onions; simmering the fillets in it for four hours - then throwing away the fillets and sipping the stock.