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Duck

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A lame duck. A stock-jobber who will not, or cannot, pay his losses. He has to “waddle out of the alley like a lame duck.”

Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm. Quite chop-fallen.

To get a duck. A contraction of duck’s egg or 0, in cricket. A player who gets no run off his bat is marked down 0.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dryads
Dryasdust (Rev. Dr.)
Dualism
Dub
Dub Up!
Dublin (the Irish dubh-linn, the “black pool”)
Dubs
Ducat
Duchesne
Duchess
Duck
Duck Lane
Duck’s Egg
Duck’s-foot Lane [City.]
Ducks and Drakes
Duckie
Ducking (A)
Duckweed
Dude
Dudeism
Dudgeon (The)

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