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Ducks and Drakes (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Ducks and Drakes

To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy’s amusement, practised with pieces of tile, oyster-shells, or flattish stones, which being skimmed along the surface of a pond, or still river, rebound many times. To make ducks and drakes of one’s money; to throw it idly away.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Duck * Duck F-ck-r

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