from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cricket, the zero which marks in the score the fact that a side or a player makes nothing; hence, a score of nothing: as, to win a duck's-egg.
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Upon a general flat tint of duck's-egg green appeared quaint patterns of conventional foliage, and birds, done in bright auburn, several shades nearer to redbreast-red than was
What, therefore, was the consternation of everybody when, after neatly blocking the first ball, he was clean bowled for a duck's-egg by the second!
Ricketts for nine, and Tom Senior and Braddy both for a "duck's-egg."
The last man in was Webster, a small Fifth boy, who in the last innings had signalised himself by making a duck's-egg.