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Duck vs. Fish

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Duckverb

(intransitive) To quickly lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something.

Fishnoun

(countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.

‘Salmon is a fish.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fishes of the world.’; ‘The Sun Mother created all the fish of the world.’; ‘We have many fish in our aquarium.’;

Duckverb

(transitive) To quickly lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.

Fishnoun

Any animal (or any vertebrate) that lives exclusively in water.

Duckverb

(transitive) To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.

Fishnoun

(uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.

‘The seafood pasta had lots of fish but not enough pasta.’;

Duckverb

(intransitive) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.

Fishnoun

(uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain cards in pairs or sets of four (depending on the variation), by asking the other players for cards of a particular rank.

Duckverb

(intransitive) To bow.

Fishnoun

A woman.

Duckverb

(transitive) To evade doing something.

Fishnoun

An easy victim for swindling.

Duckverb

(transitive) To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.

Fishnoun

A bad poker player. Compare shark (a good poker player).

Duckverb

To enter a place for a short moment.

‘I'm just going to duck into the loo for a minute, can you hold my bag?’;

Fishnoun

A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace, originally shaped roughly like a fish, used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship.

Ducknoun

An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.

Fishnoun

(nautical) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Ducknoun

Specifically, an adult female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.

Fishnoun

A torpedo.

Ducknoun

(uncountable) The flesh of a duck used as food.

Fishnoun

(zoology) A paraphyletic grouping of the following extant taxonomic groups:

Ducknoun

(cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)

Fishnoun

Class Myxini, the hagfish (no vertebra)

Ducknoun

(slang) A playing card with the rank of two.

Fishnoun

Class Petromyzontida, the lampreys (no jaw)

Ducknoun

A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space.

Fishnoun

Within infraphylum Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates (also including Tetrapoda)

Ducknoun

A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.

‘A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.’;

Fishnoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-fourth Lenormand card.

Ducknoun

A marble to be shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games.

Fishnoun

A period of time spent fishing.

‘The fish at the lake didn't prove successful.’;

Ducknoun

(US) A cairn used to mark a trail.

Fishnoun

An instance of seeking something.

‘Merely two fishes for information told the whole story.’;

Ducknoun

One of the weights used to hold a spline in place for the purpose of drawing a curve.

Fishnoun

(obsolete) A counter, used in various games.

Ducknoun

A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.

Fishverb

(intransitive) To hunt fish or other aquatic animals.

‘She went to the river to fish for trout.’;

Ducknoun

(in plural) Trousers made of such material.

Fishverb

(transitive) To search (a body of water) for something other than fish.

‘They fished the surrounding lakes for the dead body.’;

Ducknoun

A term of endearment; pet; darling.

‘And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck (William Shakespeare - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act 2, Scene 3).’;

Fishverb

(intransitive) To (attempt to) find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.

‘Why are you fishing through my things?’; ‘He was fishing for the keys in his pocket.’;

Ducknoun

(Midlands) Dear, mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).

‘Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?’;

Fishverb

To talk to people in an attempt to get them to say something.

‘The detective visited the local pubs fishing around for more information.’; ‘The actors loitered at the door, fishing for compliments.’;

Ducknoun

A pet; a darling.

Fishverb

Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.

Ducknoun

A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, - used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.

Fishverb

(nautical) To repair a spar or mast by fastening a beam or other long object (often called a fish) over the damaged part (see Noun above).

Ducknoun

The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.

Fishnoun

A counter, used in various games.

Ducknoun

Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.

Fishnoun

A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.

Ducknoun

A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.

‘Here be, without duck or nod,Other trippings to be trod.’;

Fishnoun

An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.

Duckverb

To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.

‘Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub.’;

Fishnoun

The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

Duckverb

To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.

Fishnoun

The flesh of fish, used as food.

Duckverb

To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.

Fishnoun

A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Duckverb

To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.

‘In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day.’;

Fishverb

To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.

Duckverb

To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.

‘The learned pateDucks to the golden fool.’;

Fishverb

To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.

‘Any other fishing question.’;

Ducknoun

small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

Fishverb

To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.

Ducknoun

(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

Fishverb

To search by raking or sweeping.

Ducknoun

flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

Fishverb

To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.

Ducknoun

a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

Fishverb

To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.

Duckverb

to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;

‘Before he could duck, another stone struck him’;

Fishnoun

any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills;

‘the shark is a large fish’; ‘in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish’;

Duckverb

submerge or plunge suddenly

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish used as food;

‘in Japan most fish is eaten raw’; ‘after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat’; ‘they have a chef who specializes in fish’;

Duckverb

dip into a liquid;

‘He dipped into the pool’;

Fishnoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces

Duckverb

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);

‘He dodged the issue’; ‘she skirted the problem’; ‘They tend to evade their responsibilities’; ‘he evaded the questions skillfully’;

Fishnoun

the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20

Ducknoun

a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.

Fishverb

seek indirectly;

‘fish for compliments’;

Ducknoun

a female duck.

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish or shellfish;

‘I like to go fishing on weekends’;

Ducknoun

a duck as food

‘a tangy stew of duck, lamb, and sausage’;

Fishnoun

a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water

‘the huge lakes are now devoid of fish’;

Ducknoun

a pure white thin-shelled bivalve mollusc found off the Atlantic coasts of America.

Fishnoun

the flesh of fish as food

‘a dinner of meat, dried fish, and bread’;

Ducknoun

an amphibious transport vehicle

‘visitors can board an amphibious duck to explore the city’;

Fishnoun

the zodiacal sign or constellation Pisces.

Ducknoun

a quick lowering of the head.

Fishnoun

used in names of invertebrate animals living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish.

Ducknoun

dear; darling (used as an informal or affectionate form of address, especially among cockneys)

‘where've yer been, ducks!’; ‘it's time you changed, my duck’;

Fishnoun

a torpedo.

Ducknoun

a strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for work clothes and sails

‘cotton duck’;

Fishnoun

a person who is strange in a specified way

‘he is generally thought to be a bit of a cold fish’;

Ducknoun

trousers made of duck.

Fishnoun

a flat plate that is fixed on a beam or across a joint in order to give additional strength.

Ducknoun

a batsman's score of nought

‘he was out for a duck’;

Fishnoun

a long, slightly curved piece of wood that is lashed to a ship's damaged mast or spar as a temporary repair.

Duckverb

lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen

‘spectators ducked for cover’; ‘he ducked his head and entered’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line

‘he was fishing for pike’; ‘I've told the girls we've gone fishing’;

Duckverb

depart quickly

‘I thought I saw you duck out’;

Fishverb

catch or try to catch fish in (a particular body of water)

‘many of the lochs we used to fish are now affected by forestry’;

Duckverb

avoid (a blow or missile) by moving quickly

‘he ducked a punch from an angry first baseman’;

Fishverb

search by groping or feeling for something concealed

‘he fished for his registration certificate and held it up to the policeman's torch’;

Duckverb

evade or avoid (an unwelcome duty or undertaking)

‘a responsibility which a less courageous man might well have ducked’; ‘I was engaged twice and ducked out both times’;

Fishverb

try subtly or deviously to elicit a response or some information from someone

‘I was not fishing for compliments’;

Duckverb

push or plunge (someone) under water, either playfully or as a punishment

‘Rufus grabbed him from behind to duck him under the surface’;

Fishverb

pull or take something out of water or a receptacle

‘the body of a woman had been fished out of the river’;

Duckverb

refrain from playing a winning card on a particular trick for tactical reasons

‘declarer ducked the opening spade lead’;

Fishverb

mend or strengthen with a fish.

Duck

Duck is the common name for numerous species of waterfowl in the family Anatidae. Ducks are generally smaller and shorter-necked than swans and geese, which are also members of the same family.

Fishverb

join (rails in a railway track) with a fishplate.

Fish

Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups.

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