(v. i.) To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
(n.) A pet; a darling.
(n.) A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
(n.) The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
(v. t.) To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
(v. t.) To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
(v. t.) To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
(v. i.) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
(v. t.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
(v. t.) A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
(1) The move was confirmed by a Lib Dem aide, who said Tory claims to be green were "already a lame duck and are now dead in the water".
(2) The temperature of the anterior and middle hypothalamus of conscious Pekin ducks was altered with chronically implanted thermodes.
(3) Previous studies in the rat, mouse and duck had suggested that agents present in cigarette smoke might induce a cytochrome P450-mediated detoxication pathway, leading to protection against aflatoxin-induced primary liver cancer.
(4) Prolactin plasma concentrations decreased rapidly at the end of incubation in ducks which successfully hatched young as well as in unsuccessful incubators.
(5) From ducks A. laidlawii, M. anatis and various unclassified strains were isolated, among these M. anatis and unclassified arginine splitting mycoplasma strains proved to be pathogenic.
(6) The early phases of hepadnaviral infection were studied in primary duck hepatocyte cultures.
(7) In intact ducks changes in blood flow were recorded as changes in digital subcutaneous tissue temperature.
(8) But on Sunday night it was hard to duck the euphoria.
(9) In the Commons on Monday , John Whittingdale, the culture secretary who only in February chaired the committee that concluded “No future licence fee negotiations must be conducted in the way of the 2010 settlement”, ducked the invitation to explain how exactly the same thing had just happened again.
(10) He was never an intellectual; at Oxford, he did no work, and was proudest of playing squash and cricket for the university, though against Cambridge at Lord's he failed to take a wicket and made a duck.
(11) Adult mallard ducks fed 0, 2, 20, or 200 ppm of cadmium chloride in the diet were sacrificed at 30-day intervals and tissues were analyzed for cadmium.
(12) Typical herpesviral capsids and virions were seen in negatively-stained preparations of duck embryo fibroblasts.
(13) To study the effect of air sac pressures, a controllable pressure difference was produced between the air sac orifices of fixed duck lungs.
(14) Images of dead ducks in oil sands tailings pond have been plastered on billboards in Denver, Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis.
(15) You cannot now duck the fact that we have an electoral system which is completely out of step with the aspirations and hopes of millions of British people," he said.
(16) Three Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) isolated from wild ducks in Japan were evaluated for their biological activities, pathogenicity and immunogenicity against one-day-old chickens.
(17) With these synthetic peptides, radioimmunoassay systems for dog, rat, and duck C-peptides were developed.
(18) On the basis of the antiviral action of sulfated polyanions in human immunodeficiency virus and other viral infections, we studied the effect of dextran sulfate and heparin on duck hepatitis B virus infection.
(19) The (Na+ plus K+)-ATPase activities in salt gland homogenates increased 3- to 4-fold after saline treatment of ducks for 3 weeks.
(20) Compared with intact ducks, neither decerebration nor brain stem transection at the rostral mesencephalic (RM) level had any effect on development of diving bradycardia, or heart rate at the end of two-min dives.
(n.) Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion. The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings.
(1) The prevalence of influenza varied greatly among the common waterfowl species: mallards 42%, black ducks 30%, blue-winged teal 11%, wood ducks 2%, and Canada geese 0%.
(2) Twenty-eight avian influenza viruses (AIVs) were isolated from 605 blue-winged teal (Anas discors), 75 mottled ducks (A. fulvigula), 375 gadwalls (A. stepera) and 334 green-winged teal (A. crecca).
(3) Duck plague might be overlooked at necropsy of blue-winged teal, because of the paucity of gross lesions.
(4) John Teal, the advertising director at the Daily Mail, was promoted to the new role of ad director on the daily and Sunday national titles as part of the ad department merger.
(5) Ten adult blue-winged teal (Anas discors) and six Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings were inoculated with liver tissue from a natural case of duck plague in a wild mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
(6) Comparison of the relative numbers of each species of duck between the salvaged carcass sample and the hunter-shot sample revealed that blue-winged teal (Anas discors) occurred significantly more frequently in the salvaged carcass sample whereas wood ducks (Aix sponsa) were common in the hunter-shot sample but were never found in the salvaged carcass sample.
(7) Total losses were estimated at 1,500 birds, with 80% of affected birds being grey teal (Anas gibberifrons).
(8) No sporocysts were passed by opossums fed infected muscle from the green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis) and shoveller (Spatula clypeata).
(9) Eight of 30 teals (Anas crecca) died several days following capture and Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) was isolated from all eight.
(10) The parasite fauna was more similar to those of the black duck Anas rubripes Brewster of eastern North America (53%), the mallard, Anas platyrhynchos (L.) (49%), and the mottled duck, Anas fulvigula Ridgway, from Florida (45%), than to the green-winged teal, Anas crecca (L.) (36%), the gadwall, Anas strepera (L.) (30%), and the American wigeon, Anas americana Gmelin (26%), collected in the Southwest.
(11) The second came four minutes later when Gary Teale lost the ball to Park inside Wigan's penalty area and then carelessly tripped him up for a penalty.
(12) Poxvirus infection was diagnosed on the basis of gross and microscopic appearance plus the presence of typical inclusion bodies in a juvenile American green-winged teal (Anas crecca carolinensis) in Alaska.
(13) Ian Teale, Wirral What exactly is the law of averages?
(14) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Thierry Henry carries the ball past New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury.
(15) This was followed in 2013 by hot pink, teal, and orange.
(16) BBC shows Shaun the Sheep, In the Night Garden, Abney and Teal and Octonauts are available on Netflix's US service, but not in the UK.
(17) Organic acid profiles were determined for seven wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum cv Carazinho, Teal, Lance, Warigal, Isis, Maringa, and BH1146) grown on gravel in solution culture for 30 days.
(18) LA would continue to probe the space between Farrell and his center-back AJ Soares in the first half, particularly as a nervous start from Teal Bunbury, further up the field on the right, left the young defender continuously exposed early on.
(19) The Draize skin test results showed that SLES again was the least irritating at all concentrations tested and that SLS and ALS along with TEALS and SCMT were the most irritating.
(20) For mallards and teal, comparisons are drawn with the results from other models that additionally analyse recoveries of birds ringed as adults; the same general conclusions are reached.