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  • n. Plural form of ducking.

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Examples

  • One of the springs had rusted very badly as a result of the frequent "duckings" the clock had experienced, and had become practically useless.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • The roars rose and fell sporadically, but there were no other signs of disruption, and gradually the two men, with frequent duckings, worked inshore.

    CHAPTER 23

  •   By the end of the 16thcentury the laws of Scotland reflected a three-tiered sentencing guideline for fornication: a forty-pound fine for the first offense, eight days in prison for the second, and three duckings in the “foulest pool in town” for subsequent violations.

    Learning to Live With Radical Presbyterians

  • I got up to see what was going on because it was a new sound and at that moment one of the neighborhood cats trotted across my patio with one of the 5-day-old duckings in its mouth.

    those random bullets of crap...

  • The Rapture of the Nerds has been followed by the Resurrection of the Extremely Confused, except that they're not _really_ resurrectees -- they're simulations based off their originals 'recorded histories, blocky and missing chunks of their memories, as bewildered as duckings as they're herded into the wood-chipper of the future.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Uncle Jim manifestly considered he had done all that honour required of him, and against overwhelming numbers and the possibility of reiterated duckings, flight is no disgrace.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • When they saw his face'deathlike in the firelight'they ceased their duckings, forgot their welcoming speeches, and waited with dire foreboding to hear his words.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • Bridewells, prisons, duckings, lashings, and beatings of hemp were made familiar to him by his running through them several times in the space of a few years.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • With a narrow shave past the Chelsea ferry-boat, I backed water, and came alongside a raft of ship-timber seasoning near one of the docks, tenanted by a score or more of semi-amphibious urchins, who were running races over the half-sunken logs, and taking all sizes of duckings, from the slight spatter to the complete souse.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 48, October, 1861

  • Mississippi, which has, on more than one occasion, risen to the first floor of the houses and stores built on the edge of the levee; fortunately, the greater part of the town, being built on higher ground, escapes the ruinous periodical duckings.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

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