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)

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