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  • The other members of the Anatinae are the extinct moa-nalos, a young but highly apomorphic lineage derived from the dabbling ducks. As understood here, the subfamily contains only the dabbling ducks and their close relatives, the extinct moa-nalos. — “Anatinae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Talk:Dabbling duck. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. This pic link is broken Falcated Duck (sometimes known as Falcated Teal) Larger version. Pic is now repaired and placed into the taxobox on Falcated Duck. — “Talk:Dabbling duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Look up down low in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Down-low (also "on the down low" or " Keeping an act, action or some other piece of information a secret. — “Down-low - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He's been dabbling on his own account I fear. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Amy had been dabbling her hand in the water during the little pause that fell between them, and when she looked up, Laurie was leaning on his oars with an expression in his eyes that made her say hastily, merely for the sake of saying something... — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • Rothschild; but as my motive in travelling to your capital would not have been for the pleasure of dabbling in stocks, I stayed away till some favorable chance should present itself of carrying my wish into execution. — “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  • They were dabbling in the sand with their spades and buckets, building castles as children do, or playing with their big coloured ball, happy as the day was long. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Of late I had often recalled this saying and this incident; for during the past week scarcely a night had gone over my couch that had not brought with it a dream of an infant, which I sometimes hushed in my arms, sometimes dandled on my knee, sometimes watched playing with daisies on a lawn, or again, dabbling its hands in running water. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • Drinking them is not at all received in Germany; the Germans bathe for all diseases, and will lie dabbling in the water almost from sun to sun; in Italy, where they drink nine days, they bathe at least thirty, and commonly drink the water mixed with some other drugs to make it work the better. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne

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