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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.
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Nathaniel said he gingerly got two of them out with his hands and then started to worry that ducklings might carry diabetes (they don't), so he used his lacrosse stick to get four more out.
Between 1pm an 2pm, visitors can drop in for 10-15 minutes sessions where they can meet tiny ducklings and goslings, which staff will hold in their hands, and they are also able to visit the centre's outdoor nursery to see what happens when the feathered youngsters are old enough to venture outside.
Duckling and the other man had a history of bad feeling before they crossed paths on March 24 last year, Teesside Crown Court heard.
"He had witnessed it eating a newly-born duckling so decided to kill the heron in order to rescue the duckling from its stomach.
By then the duck's mother had come, 'Lazy Mama,' Naomi would tease it, 'come to fetch her newly hatched brood.' The five ducklings were flexing their young wings, turning their small heads this way and that, while a faint wind stirred their feathers.
Ugly Duckling has been successfully selling its products in the US since March of this year.
We estimated variability in clutch size, nesting success, duckling survival, and apparent adult female survival from three disjunct study areas on the YKD and then integrated these estimates into a stage-based matrix model to examine the relative importance of each vital rate to [lambda].
The ugly duckling sign was first described in 1998 by Dr.
Widespread adoption of the ugly duckling sign could help improve early diagnosis of melanoma.
Crispy Aromatic Peking Half Duckling with Hoisin Sauce and Whole Peking Roast Duckling front the range, which is packaged for both retail and catering use, while Thai Red Curry Duck, Chinese Duck Roll with Vegetables and Teriyaki Sauce, and Cooked Aromatic Duck Legs in Orange, Plum or Sweet Chilli Sauce are just some of the healthy eating options available.
She had seven bonnie ducklings on the day the nearby Presentation Convent Secondary School opened with the musical, "Honk", which tells the story of the Ugly Duckling.