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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In printing, a projecting lip of stiff paper or cardboard pasted on the tympan of a hand-press to sustain and keep in place the sheet to be printed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the form of a duck's bill.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a limpet of the genus Parmaphorus; -- so named from its shape.

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Examples

  • Supplanted by the square-toed, ankle-strapped duck's-bill shoe, which promptly became ridiculously wide.

    Futures Imperfect

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