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drake    音標拼音: [dr'ek]
n. 公鴨,蜉蝣類

公鴨,蜉蝣類

Drake
n 1: English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman
to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the
Spanish Armada (1540-1596) [synonym: {Drake}, {Francis Drake},
{Sir Francis Drake}]
2: adult male of a wild or domestic duck

Drake \Drake\ (dr[=a]k), n. [Akin to LG. drake, OHG. antrache,
anetrecho, G. enterich, Icel. andriki, Dan. andrik, OSw.
andrak, andrage, masc., and fr. AS. ened, fem., duck; akin to
D. eend, G. ente, Icel. ["o]nd, Dan. and, Sw. and, Lith.
antis, L. anas, Gr. ? (for ?), and perh. Skr. [=a]ti a water
fowl. [root]207. In English the first part of the word was
lost. The ending is akin to E. rich. Cf. {Gulaund}.]
1. The male of the duck kind.
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2. [Cf. Dragon fly, under {Dragon}.] The drake fly.
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The drake will mount steeple height into the air.
--Walton.
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{Drake fly}, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling.
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The dark drake fly, good in August. --Walton.
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Drake \Drake\, n. [AS. draca dragon, L. draco. See {Dragon}.]
1. A dragon. [Obs.]
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Beowulf resolves to kill the drake. --J. A.
Harrison
(Beowulf).
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2. A small piece of artillery. [Obs.]
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Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of
drakes, made them stagger. --Clarendon.
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Drake \Drake\, n. [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle,
etc.]
Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also
{drawk}, {dravick}, and {drank}. [Prov. Eng.] --Dr. Prior.
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72 Moby Thesaurus words for "drake":
Bantam, banty, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, billy,
billy goat, boar, broiler, brooder, broody hen, bubbly-jock, buck,
bull, bullock, capon, chanticleer, chick, chickabiddy, chicken,
chicky, cock, cockerel, dog, domestic fowl, duck, duckling,
dunghill fowl, entire, entire horse, fowl, fryer, game fowl,
gander, gobbler, goose, gosling, guinea cock, guinea fowl,
guinea hen, hart, he-goat, hen, hen turkey, partlet, peacock,
poulard, poult, poultry, pullet, ram, roaster, rooster,
setting hen, spring chicken, stag, stallion, steer,
stewing chicken, stot, stud, studhorse, tom, tom turkey, tomcat,
top cow, top horse, tup, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock,
wether



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