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  • Beyond the hedge he came to the duck-pond, or at least to what was the duck-pond by day.

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

  • They had not reached the duck-pond, when there came toddling up to them such a funny little girl!

    The Rose and the Ring

  • It must have been in the high summer-time, with the weather fit for bathing, and the sea as smooth as a duck-pond.

    Mary Anerley

  • The glorious moment of standing lordly in the inn doorway, and staring out at the world, the swinging sign, the geese upon the green, the duck-pond, a waiting waggon, the church tower, a sleepy cat, the blue heavens, with the sizzle of the frying audible behind one!

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • And in an hour's time, when Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Toby were busy at the messy job of cleaning out the duck-pond, Curly did come back.

    Five Go To Billycock Hill

  • The duck-pond, the swans and the water-plants might have been copied bodily from James I. 's time.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • "Calm as a duck-pond, isn't it, sir?" said one of the seamen to

    Queensland Cousins

  • Well, wandering in the direction of the farm, I came near a duck-pond and a clump of small trees, from which smoke was arising.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

  • All the same, that laboring-oar of his pulled nothing heavier than a cock-boat, and in waters no stormier than a duck-pond; and when his sheep had the rot he was too delicate about the hands to meddle with them.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Spain, -- as completely a "closed sea" as if it had been a duck-pond in his palace yard.

    French Pathfinders in North America

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