Bombay duck

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bombay duck (Zoöl) a fish. See Bummalo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bombay duck bummals
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. duce, a duck, from, dúcan, to duck, dive.

Usage

In literature:

Good to crunch with a Bombay Duck in place of a cracker.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
A side of bacon and a Limburger cheese and Bombay duck?
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
To be eaten with rice and Curry instead of Bombay ducks.
"The Curry Cook's Assistant" by Daniel Santiagoe
A little of these Bombay ducks goes a long way, my dear.
"Laid up in Lavender" by Stanley J. Weyman
An' bein' a Bombay duck, as the sayin' is, 'e 'd smoke 'is grandmother's curl-papers!
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
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