from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The black scoter, Œdemia nigra, one of the sea-ducks or Fuligulinæ. See cut under scoter.
  • n. The dusky duck of North America, Anas obscura, one of the Anatinæ, or river-ducks, and a near relative of the mallard.


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  • One stormy afternoon, a few winters ago, I was black-duck shooting at sundown, by a lonely salt creek that doubled across the marshes from

    Ways of Wood Folk


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