duck


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Synonyms for duck

to avoid fulfilling or answering completely

to plunge briefly in or into a liquid

the act of swimming

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(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

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flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

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a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave

to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

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submerge or plunge suddenly

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dip into a liquid

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avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

References in classic literature ?
When they arrived at Mr Korbes's house, he was not at home; so the mice drew the carriage into the coach-house, Chanticleer and Partlet flew upon a beam, the cat sat down in the fireplace, the duck got into the washing cistern, the pin stuck himself into the bed pillow, the millstone laid himself over the house door, and the egg rolled himself up in the towel.
When Mr Korbes came home, he went to the fireplace to make a fire; but the cat threw all the ashes in his eyes: so he ran to the kitchen to wash himself; but there the duck splashed all the water in his face; and when he tried to wipe himself, the egg broke to pieces in the towel all over his face and eyes.
Perhaps on that spring morning when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden Walden Pond was already in existence, and even then breaking up in a gentle spring rain accompanied with mist and a southerly wind, and covered with myriads of ducks and geese, which had not heard of the fall, when still such pure lakes sufficed them.
Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.
I'm sure I ain't going to try it on in the hall or passages; we can't afford to be roasting ducks about--our character's too bad.
I make a forward duck, not quick enough, an' he lands bingo on the side of my head.
I feint for 'm, draw his left, duck to the right past it, takin' it across my shoulder, an come up with my right to his jaw.
On the land were large flights of magpies and American robins; whole fleets of ducks and geese navigated the river, or flew off in long streaming files at the approach of the canoes; while the frequent establishments of the painstaking and quiet-loving beaver showed that the solitude of these waters was rarely disturbed, even by the all-pervading savage.
I hit nine ducks and a rabbit out of ten in the gallery at Coney Sunday.
At the Embedded Systems Conference, Black Duck will demonstrate in booth 520 to embedded software developers who face significant consequences, including production delays, for not establishing software compliance processes.
Black Duck was the first to enter the software compliance management market and has consistently led it in terms of vision, product features, and enterprise acceptance," said Douglas Levin, CEO of Black Duck Software.
It has been a good year for duck hunting at refuges from the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley down to the Salton Sea, snow goose hunting at Wister was hot this season, and chukar and quail hunting was the best in decades, and hunters don't have to put their shotguns away right now.
Duck Creek Technologies, a provider of software and services enabling the insurance industry to design, develop, and deliver insurance products faster than ever, today announced that insurance industry software, services, and outsourcing business veteran Lee Fogle has joined the company as senior vice president, Field Operations, responsible for Duck Creek's Sales and Services functions.
After studying all the major players in the insurance software market, I realized that Duck Creek has the right people, the right products, and the right company culture to become the premier provider of insurance software solutions and services.