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wounded duck

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wounded duck

noun phrase

  1. In baseball, a short looping fly that falls for a hit; texas leaguer
  2. In football, a wobbling forward pass, which might be intercepted (1980s+ Sports)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He searched vehemently, but the wounded duck dived in front of him.

    Crooked Trails Frederic Remington
  • Curly, with a whimper of delight, plunged into the icy water, and with astonishing speed overtook and seized the wounded duck.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • So bold is it that it frequently swoops down and carries off a dead or wounded duck shot by the sportsman.

  • The old ship would leap almost out of the ocean and then fall back like a wounded duck.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • Unless one has a good dog it is almost useless to look for a wounded duck, if there is any cover to be reached.

    Ways of Wood Folk William J. Long

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