Yes. This needs to have the etymologies sorted out. Not my strongest point I'm afraid, but I do believe that the noun entry:- tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth is derived from the Dutch doeck = linen cloth. -- Algrif 15:12, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


The definition for "architectural duck" (or the perfectly acceptably "duck") was deleted by an apparently overzealous editor despite its having a reference from a top-ten USA newspaper and an example including a cross-reference to a related term (that is, "folly" or "architectural folly"). It's difficult to please certain editors. Please don't summarily delete this again; thanks. -- 20:19, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Alternate plural for bird senseEdit

Sometimes the plural for the bird is just duck, e.g. (Algernon Blackwood) "a string of duck passed with whirring flight overhead in the twilight". Equinox â—‘ 23:06, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

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