duck's nest

duck's nest

[′dəks ‚nest]
(petroleum engineering)
A small pit dug in the earth near a wellbore to receive excess quantities of drilling mud.
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Deluxe Beds in Lockwood, with the duck's nest |highlighted next to the chimney
The unlikely perch for a duck's nest and, right, the seven eggs which the RSPB have recommended be left alone to hatch.
His color photographs rely less on technical mastery of equipment or creative vision than on bringing back vivid documentary shots of things most people never get to see: a polar bear crossing tire tracks in snow, George Schaller camping on a pebbled beach, a gull flying over an eider duck's nest on a vast plain, musk oxen circling to protect a calf on the shores of the Beaufort Sea.
COPS were called out over fears of body in a river - only to discover it was a duck's nest.
Police divers then found a large duck's nest floating close to the spot, which resembled the shape in the photograph and the search was called off.
It was alleged they had stolen eggs from a duck's nest.
An unusually large speckled egg rolls into Mother Duck's nest and joins the three smaller white ones already there.
Farmer Ownie Browne, from Oldcastle, Co Meath, was delighted when one of his hens hen took over the duck's nest.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kane/Miller's 'Guji Guji,' the quiet, funny story of a crocodile egg that hatches in a duck's nest, has just secured a spot on 'The New York Times' bestseller list alongside a slew of celebrity books and movie tie-ins.
THREE students sparked a major search of a river when they mistook a duck's nest for a body.