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 Ducks and Drakes.Ducking (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Duckie.
 
Diminutive of “duck,” a term of endearment = darling or beloved one. (Norwegian and Danish, dukke, a doll, a baby.)   1
 


 Ducks and Drakes.Ducking (A). 

 
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