duckling duckling  /ˈdə klɪŋ/


  1. (n) flesh of a young domestic duck
  2. (n) young duck


  1. Ugly duckling stories really do not get any better than this.
  2. Ugly-duckling avatars, meanwhile, stayed five and a half feet away from strangers and were more tight-lipped.
  3. Up close, Rajashree Thakur makes a terrible ugly duckling.


  1. Gazette.Net: Little ones at local libraries

    Local libraries are offering a bevy of free programs for kids this week. Kaydee Puppets presents the two classic fairy tales, “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Princess and the Pea,” from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on June 15 at the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bethesda Gazette

  2. RESCUE MISSION: Ducklings Saved From Storm Sewer

    Bettendorf authorities took part in a big rescue mission Thursday morning. The victims: four ducklings trapped in a storm sewer....
    on June 7, 2013     Source: WHO-TV 13 Des Moines

  3. Ducklings rescued from Bettendorf storm drain

    After they dutifully followed their mama across a street, four ducklings got trapped when they fell into a storm sewer in Bettendorf, Iowa.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: WQAD Moline


  1. As his spiritual mentor, CS Lewis, pointed out: "A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water."
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: CS Lewis Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

  2. "Whether it's the Cinderella myth or the Ugly Duckling - that's the quick way people are summing up the story, but if you watch, you realize that's not it at all," says Eric Mabius, who plays Betty's boss, Mode magazine editor Daniel Meade....
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Eric Mabius Source: PopMatters

  3. "Especially because we're supposed to be modeling the clothes from our line, too," said Melody. "I grew up as the sort of ugly duckling kid, the chubby girl."
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Melody Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

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