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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 sense[edit]

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 23:06, 3 July 2016 (UTC)