Surf-duck

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Surf-duck the scoter (q.v.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Skeat explains the r as intrusive, and suggests that suffe is the same as 'sough of the sea,' M. E. swough, swoughen, swowen—A.S. swógan, to make a rushing sound.

Usage


In news:

Sea ducks called Surf Scoters and Black Scoters.
View full size Jerry Talkington, Special to The PD Rafts of diving sea ducks, such as this surf scoter, are being seen at Fairport Harbor and throughout Lake Erie.
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