Definition of Duckmole
1. the duckbill [n -S] - See also: duckbill
Lexicographical Neighbors of Duckmole
Literary usage of Duckmole
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Outlines of Zoology by John Arthur Thomson, Marion Isabel Newbigin (1906)
"The duckmole, or duck-billed platypus, lives beside lakes and rivers. ... The full-grown duckmole measures from 18 to 20 in. in length ; the male slightly ..."
2. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"True teeth, three on each jaw above and below, are calcified, but The full grown duckmole measures from eighteen to twenty inches in length ; the male ..."
3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"These three genera are of great interest as 'living fossils,' retaining the ancient characters of primitive mammals. The duckmole, represented by a single ..."
4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"As in the duckmole, the male has a well-developed spur on the hind-leg, ... There are no stranger animals in existence than the duckmole and the Spiny ..."
5. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"duckmole, n. See Platypus. 1825. Barron Field, ' First Fruits of Australian Poetry,' in ' Geographical Memoirs of New South Wales,' p. ..."
6. An Easy Outline of Evolution by Dennis Hird (1903)
"... callosum in man and the higher mammals generally, we find that the part which appears first is just this portion which the duckmole and kangaroo have. ..."
7. Northwestern University: A History, 1855-1905 by Arthur Herbert Wilde (1905)
"The duckmole has a beak like a duck, the fur of a mole, it lives in the water and burrows in the banks of streams." Most of the mammals from Australia are ..."