from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as duckbill, 1.


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  • We have still a primitive mammal of this type in the duck-mole, or duck-billed platypus (_Ornithorhyncus_) of Australia.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science Various 1909

  • Australia, 1,500 miles away, is peculiar enough in its living products, quite unlike the rest of the world in its egg-laying duck-mole and spiny ant-eater, and in its abundant and varied population of pounched mammals or marsupials, emphasized by the absence (except for two or three peculiar little mice and the late-arrived black-fellow and bush-dog) of the regular type called

    More Science From an Easy Chair 1888

  • So far as we know at present, the platypus duck-mole, or water-mole, is the strangest of all animals.

    Chatterbox, 1906 Various 1873


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