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summer duck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n summer duck showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Summer duck (Zoöl) The wood duck.
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Usage

In literature:

Then a summer duck came with young ones.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Soon after Drewyer returned haveing only a Summer Duck.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
It seems to me, Madam Duck, that you should not have brought us a new brood this summer.
"Children's Classics In Dramatic Form" by Augusta Stevenson
Souwanas says that Nanahboozhoo gave the ducks the red eyes and makes the rabbits to be white in winter and brown in summer.
"Algonquin Indian Tales" by Egerton R. Young
This Duck differs more in summer and winter plumages than any other.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Ducks and geese shall not be taken with any net or device during the summer, when they haven't enough feathers to fly.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The ducks frequent the swamps all the summer.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1" by John Franklin
Mine's going to be in England or Scotland in summer, and in winter I'm to live with Felicite and the duck.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And he was spending the summer in Farmer Green's haystack near the duck pond.
"The Tale of Peter Mink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The accoutrements were a bullet-pouch, made from the undressed skin of a tiger-cat, ornamented with the head of the beautiful summer-duck.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The most beautiful of the duck tribe which visits the States is the summer or tree duck of Carolina.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was the first cool and bracing morning since the extreme heat of the summer, and Uncle Ike had begun to feel like going duck shooting.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
A few birds are seen in summer, such as geese, ducks and other water-fowl.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
But the beautiful wild duck, he never saw the little summer boy.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Ducks, and some of the rest, frequently stay through the summer and breed.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
It is also called Summer Duck, Bridal Duck, Wood Widgeon, Acorn Duck and Tree Duck.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
I take it that no respectable duck spends the summer south of the Tengri Nor.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
That girl caught three of my young ducks last summer!
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Our ducks during the spring and summer were not marketed until fall.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture" by James Rankin
The kingfisher has become quite common this side of the falls; but we have seen none of the summer duck since leaving that place.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
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In news:

There has not been a lot to talk regarding the Bruins this summer, but one rumor has picked up steam in recent weeks: That the Bruins and Ducks might have been discussing a swap involving center David Krejci and winger Bobby Ryan.
With a cold dry fall and a hot dry summer, many of the duck ponds have disappeared.
He spends his summers at Lake Leander playing in the lake, chasing ducks and removing rocks from the beach.
In a belated response to the Golden State's ban on fattened goose and duck liver, which went into effect over the summer, 1789 Restaurant is offering Californians a legal taste on the house.
Elizabeth Karmel's grilled butterflied duck with spicy watermelon glaze celebrates one of the classic tastes of summer.
Nothing beats a cool dish of water, a couple of strips of dried duck and a good book on a hot summer afternoon.
This summer's drought left water levels in area lakes extremely low, which could be good news to duck hunters in southwest Minnesota who are gearing up for this weekend's opener.
Cofounder Michael Wild pairs the wine through the year with duck and seasonal partners: In the summer, duck appears with a Pinot sauce and berries.
A safe of ducks enjoy a summer stroll along the banks of the Saugatuck River.
Cube bookcase and bench storage by The Wooden Duck keep linens, clothing, and supplies organized in Sunset's Summer Retreat Home.
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