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Duck's egg   /dəks ɛg/   Listen
Duck's egg

noun
1.
(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman.  Synonym: duck.






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"Duck's egg" Quotes from Famous Books



... our late guest, who has evidently been made a tool of by some unscrupulous person, were it not that Mr. Asquith has clothed the said out-pourings in the title, number, garb and colour of a verified and authentic State paper. He has actually had them printed on the famous duck's egg foolscap of the Committee of Imperial Defence, and under his authority, as President and Prime Minister, they have been circulated round the Government and all the notables of the Empire without any chance having been offered to me (or to K.) of defending ...
— Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 • Ian Hamilton



Words linked to "Duck's egg" :   duck, score, cricket



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