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  • n. Plural form of ducker.

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Examples

  • While many are law-abiding retirees, courted in the spring by David Cameron as potential Tory voters, a fair proportion are duckers and divers, with a smattering of serious professional criminals, and they have spread along the coasts.

    You can run – but you can't hide from the gunmen on Spain's Costa del Crime

  • Not only is the plan as a whole simply not going to pass Congress neither the lame duckers nor the incoming bunch, it's hard to see how even any of the individual pieces of the plan would ever pass a vote in the Senate.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [146] -- Clowning Around

  • If its original purpose was to grow the team authorized to go after duckers of deportation orders, it's seen what they call in the industry 'mission drift' - at two marked moments.

    Tess Thatcher: Weilding ICE Sticks on the Local Beat

  • Some of our contemporaries have been dreadfully scandalised at the indelicate scenes which take place on the sands at Ramsgate, where, it seems, a sort of joint-stock social bathing company has been formed by the duckers and divers of both sexes.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 16, 1841

  • I took him on my lap and laboriously picked cockle-burs out of his hair for a half-hour; then, shouldering my gun, I turned tragically to the water and anathematized its ducks -- all ducks, my fellow-duckers, all thoughts and motives concerning ducks -- and then strode into the chaparral.

    Crooked Trails

  • Old Too Many Toes had been conspicuous in shoving small Indians into the water, and when at last she finished packing her little borrowed mule and a borrowed pony, there was a perfect swarm of "divers and duckers" around her.

    The Talking Leaves An Indian Story

  • So the merchant went forth, woeful, grieving, weeping-eyed, and wandered along the sea-shore, till he came to a sort of duckers [FN#153] diving in the sea for pearls.

    Arabian nights. English

  • So he acquainted them with his history, from incept to conclusion, whereby the duckers knew him and asked him "Art thou Such-an-one, son of Such-an-one?"

    Arabian nights. English

  • Trade with China was largely unregulated and conducted by a handful of duckers, among them Craig Parker's father, Glenn, who ran the

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Cook on strike, fending off some floaty in-duckers from Watson.

    BBC News - Home

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