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 Dabble.Dactyl (Will). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dab’chick.
 
The lesser grebe. Dab is a corruption of dap, the old participle of dip, and chick (any young or small fowl), literally the dipping or diving chick.   1
 


 Dabble.Dactyl (Will). 

 
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