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 Ducking (A).Dude. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Duckweed.
 
A weed which floats on the surface of stagnant water and forms a harbour for insects which ducks feed on. Its Latin name is “Lemna;” Greek, limn (a stagnant pool).   1
 


 Ducking (A).Dude. 

 
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