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  • n. Plural form of duckboard.


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  • She stepped once off the "duckboards" laid down in the middle of the passway and dipped half-way to her knee in the mire.

    Ruth Fielding at the War Front or, The Hunt for the Lost Soldier

  • He was educated at Bryanston school in Dorset and University College, Oxford, where he played Prospero in Nevill Coghill's renowned 1949 production of The Tempest in Worcester College gardens; Ariel ran across the lake on duckboards placed two inches beneath the surface and Prospero departed on a barge of roped-together punts.

    David William obituary

  • Like a bear with very little brain, UKIP blunders along the slippery duckboards up the path towards the pot marked ‘Hunny’ and then falls straight into the big bear trap full of wooden stakes that lies athwart the track.

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • Anna stepped onto the duckboards placed strategically along the muddy incline.

    Above Suspicion

  • While Langton chatted with his two detectives, Anna edged across the duckboards to move closer.

    Above Suspicion

  • The divers clumped over to the cage that was resting on duckboards at the stern.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Styles took a bottle of carbonated water from the cooler and cracked off the cap and dropped it between the duckboards and drank from the bottle.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • For example, people often wash next to water sources, causing problems which could be avoided if special separate washing areas are constructed with duckboards or stones and proper drainage.

    17. Environmental Sanitation

  • The barracks were in a scattered pine grove, with duckboards between them over the hot grayish sand.

    Summer of Deliverance

  • As he did so, his senses reeled and in momentary delirium he saw the fading light of the November afternoon, the raw mist spreading over the playing fields; overheated youth in the scrum; frigid youth at the touchline, shuffling on the duckboards, chafing their fingers and, when their mouths were emptied of biscuit crumbs, cheering their house team to further exertion.

    The Complete Stories


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