Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as duck-wing game.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Again we showed, this time a duck-wing, and the Fifty-fourth a blue hackle, heavily backed, who proved a wheeler, but it took twenty minutes for him to lay the duck-wing upon the carpet; and we stood three to the bad, but game, though the odds on the main were heavily against us.

    The Reckoning

  • The coat varies; it is black and red with yellow shanks, black and yellow, white and gold, and a grey, hen-like colour, our 'duck-wing,' locally called _gallinho_.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • “Come hither then, Albert Lee,” said the Doctor, laying down his knife and fork, and plucking the towel from his throat, so soon as Joceline was withdrawn; “thou art still the same lad thou wert when I was thy tutor — never satisfied with having got a grammar rule, but always persecuting me with questions why the rule stood so, and not otherwise — over-curious after information which thou couldst not comprehend, as Bevis slobbered and whined for the duck-wing, which he could not eat.”

    Woodstock

  • So that, at one time, the turning up of the jack at all fours was to make his fortune; but how provoking! it happened to be the ten: at another it depended on a duck-wing cock, which (who could have foreseen so strange an accident?) disgraced the best feeder in the kingdom, by running away: and it more than once did not want half a neck's length of being realized by a favourite horse; yet was lost, contrary to the most accurate calculations which, as the learned in these matters affirm, had been made from Wheatherby's Racing Calendar.

    The Adventures of Hugh Trevor

  • Bevis slobbered and whined for the duck-wing, which he could not eat. "

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.