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blue duck

noun
1.
a mountain duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, of New Zealand having a mostly lead-blue plumage Also called (NZ) whio
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  • He didn't like to go to the blue duck Tavern on account of his aunt.

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  • Billy had a thought that perhaps some one had beat him to it with news from the blue duck, but he put it from him.

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  • The blue duck was a dance hall where liquor was sold on the quiet, and where unspeakable things happened every little while.

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  • Thus were pearls first created, and for this the blue duck received its lovely plumage.

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