from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American eider-duck, more fully called Isles of Shoals duck, from a locality off Portsmouth in New Hampshire. See cut under eider-duck.


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  • Continents, and loves to dwell upon the rocky shores of the sea; but in very severe winters, it makes its appearance along the Atlantic coast of the United States, where it receives different names from the gunners -- such as ` black-and-white coot, '` big sea-duck,' ` shoal-duck, 'and

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North


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