duck's egg

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n duck's egg (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
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Usage

In literature:

I like that duck's egg colour in your frock.
"The Patrician" by John Galsworthy
When he came back he brought me a big EGG, a duck's egg, I guess 'twas.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The egg is about as large as a duck's egg, but longer and tapering more sharply at one end.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
Our boys were in, and I saw Dicksee change and go to the wicket to come back with a "duck's egg," as we called it.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
See, here be a bruise upon his skull the bigness of a duck's egg.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The last man in was Webster, a small Fifth boy, who in the last innings had signalised himself by making a duck's-egg.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Why does it come out of a duck's egg?
"Science and Morals and Other Essays" by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
It matters nothing if one was born in a duck-yard, if one has only lain in a swan's egg.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Grannie came to Elm Cottage next morning with two duck eggs for Pete's breakfast.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
You see, aunt had a lot of hen's eggs and Farmer Mervale had a lot of duck's eggs, and the two wanted to exchange.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
But Ivan's duck pursued so fiercely that the other was forced to drop the egg in order to defend itself.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
Now, the miller's wife placed a number of duck's eggs under a hen, and, as soon as they were hatched, the ducklings ran to the water.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
HANSELL, Mr., inheritance of dark yolks in duck's eggs, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
It matters nothing if one is born in a duck-yard, if one has only lain in a swan's egg.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Mona's eyes travelled backwards and forwards over them till she saw one of the palest green straw, the colour of a duck's egg.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
AMONGST Cambridge cricketers Mr. GOSLING and Mr. HENFREY may be trusted to avoid duck's eggs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 24, 1890" by Various
He had a fine setting of duck's eggs to sell.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
It matters not to have been born in a duck-yard, if one has been hatched from a Swan's egg.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
The ripe fruit was as big as a duck's egg, and the same shape, and of a shining yellow colour.
"A Little Boy Lost" by W. H. Hudson
As a rule, in our machines, we introduce one moisture pan about the 18th day for both duck's and hen's eggs.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture" by James Rankin
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In news:

Chef-owner Joseph Mahon, second from left, makes Teemu's Duck Confit Hash featuring two eggs sunny-side up, arugula, skillet potatoes, raisins, onions and scallions at Early Bird in Fullerton.
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