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- v. Present participle of duck.
- n. The action of the verb to duck.
- n. An instance of ducking (a person in water, etc).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. & a., from duck, v. t. & i.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of plunging or the being plunged into water: as, to get a ducking.
- n. The act of bowing stiffly or awkwardly.
- n. The sport of shooting wild ducks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hunting ducks
- n. the act of wetting something by submerging it
Sorry, no etymologies found.
* OTB ducking from the flying projectiles coming her way* LOL
In fairness, you do seem to be spending a lot of energy in ducking the further clarification.
I wonder what people will say about Mr Duckabee and McCain ducking from OBAMA.
I don't understand, if the remark that was made by the Obama camp on Mccain ducking a gun, Obama would be toast by now.
Nor does he have any sense of how his deployment of an aphorism about courage jars with his own personal conduct in ducking an election and a referendum in short order and his wider reputation for personal and political cowardice.
Bush and other worshippers of big business by Gary Denson on Saturday, Dec 15, 2007 at 9: 03: 25 AM very funny ... by Mr M on Saturday, Dec 15, 2007 at 11: 01: 29 AM don't misunderestimate the man by Josh Mitteldorf on Saturday, Dec 15, 2007 at 11: 22: 00 AM its called ducking and weaving by Andris on Saturday, Dec 15, 2007 at 4: 20: 03 PM
It’s a bleak little work, not unexpectedly — Keaton scurries rodent-like by city walls, his porkpie hat in place but his face scarved and averted, ducking from the glances of passersby and pausing only to take his own pulse.
It all started when Senator Clinton recalled ducking to avoid a potential sniper fire when she visited war-torn Bosnia in 1996 as first lady.
"A ducking ought to be a good enough punishment for this chap, I should say; so, fellows, let's start in to give it to him."
The poet describes the "engine called a ducking-stool" as the "joy and terror of the town," but the "joy" could only have been that of the men, women, and children who could be spared to see the show, and knew the woman's scolding propensities.