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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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In the waning darkness the substance of dreams unfolded: dozens of wings shredding air; flashes of sky-blue wing patches, white under-wings as teal swarmed; the splashing of water as they abruptly landed among the decoys.
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The tractor lurched forwards and Teal was run over after she fell between the large driving wheel at the back and the smaller wheel at the front.
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With a silhouette not far off her Taxi Driver days, this flattering teal ensemble nips in at her waist, but still shows off her womanly curves.
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