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      n   pl   , ducks, duck  
1    any of various small aquatic birds of the family Anatidae, typically having short legs, webbed feet, and a broad blunt bill: order Anseriformes  
2    the flesh of this bird, used as food  
3    the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male (drake)  
4    any other bird of the family Anatidae, including geese, and swans  
5      (Also)    ducks     (Brit)  
informal   dear or darling: used as a term of endearment or of general address  
   See also       ducky  
6    Informal   a person, esp. one regarded as odd or endearing  
7      (Cricket)   a score of nothing by a batsman  
8    like water off a duck's back  
Informal   without effect  
9    take to something like a duck to water  
Informal   to become adept at or attracted to something very quickly  
     (Old English duce duck, diver; related to duck2)  
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n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
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