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fbharjo commented on the word ducoings
There are both ducomings and ducoings - both are vag(ue)rants!
September 30, 2013
bilby commented on the word ducoings
I don't deny it's plausible. What I'm saying is that in 48 years of living in Australia I have not heard a live human being say it. Nor have I seen it on a document, workshop sign, etc. noun-ingoverstretchingwishful thinkingingetc.
alexz commented on the word ducoings
duco is in use as a cipher for automotive paint. ducoing is not.
Duco appears to be an early automotive laquerEarly use goes back to 1925"Our steel equipment will be ducoed to overcome the rust and be put in the basement in the Children's Room."http://books.google.ca/books?id=IME3AQAAIAAJ&q=ducoing+painting&dq=ducoing+painting&hl=en&sa=X&ei=egBJUtDlB8OdyQGUxIFI&ved=0CEoQ6AEwAw
a quick google search indicates it is painting something shiny.
"Whereas it previously took ten days to paint a car ducoing took only two" http://books.google.ca/books?id=YhsrAQAAIAAJ&q=ducoing#search_anchor
it may have been one of those Crocodile Dundee type words spoken in the 60's and 70's
Never heard it. And you know I have big ears.
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