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Definition of the noun ducks and drakes

What does ducks and drakes mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: game = an amusement or pastime

Alternative definition of the noun ducks and drakes

noun

  1. A pastime of throwing flat stones across water so as to make them bounce off the surface.
  2. squandering of resources, especially money; used in expressions like to make 'ducks and drakes' of , to play 'ducks and drakes' with , to play at 'ducks and drakes' with

Film

"Ducks and Drakes" is an extant 1921 American silent comedy film produced and released by Realart Pictures, an offshoot of Paramount Pictures. It was directed by stage producer/director Maurice Campbell and starred Bebe Daniels and Jack Holt. Elmer Harris provided the story and screenplay. A copy is held at the Library of Congress.

Music

  1. "Ducks And Drakes" a.k.a. "Ducks & Drakes" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Ducks and Drakes" is a musical album of Po!.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  3. "Ducks and Drakes" is a musical album of Randi Laubek.
    • released in (18 years ago)

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Google previewDictionary of British Folk-lore (1894)

by G. Laurence Gomme

Ducks and Drakes A pastime in which flat stones or slates are thrown upon the surface of a piece of water, so that they may dip and emerge several times without sinking (Brockett's North Country Words). " Neither cross and pile nor ducks and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

ducks ducks and drakes a game of throwing flat stones so that they skim along the surface ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser

To make ducks and drakes of money = To squander it. [1585: Nomenclator, 299, A stone throwne into the water, and making circles yer it sinke...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

To throw it away as stones with whloh " ducks and drakes " are made on water. The simile is suggested by the ...

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