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duckbill,

fish: see paddlefishpaddlefish,
large freshwater fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi valley, also called spoonbill or duckbill and named for its flattened, paddle-shaped snout. The largest specimens weigh well over 150 lb (67.5 kg) and reach 6 ft (183 cm) in length.
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duckbill,

marsupial: see platypusplatypus
, semiaquatic egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Tasmania and E Australia. Also called duckbill, or duckbilled platypus, it belongs to the order Monotremata (see monotreme), the most primitive group of living mammals.
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duckbill

[′dək‚bil]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaking type of combination loader and conveyor whose loading end is generally shaped like a duck's bill.
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And she could have lived happily forever with her fur and her claws, her duckbill and web-feet, had not a black snake entered her lair in search of a place to rest.
A different system using a duckbill valve also implements a baffle system.
This northernmost record greatly increases the probability that duckbilled eels will be found in Alaskan waters.
Paleontologists said they have uncovered 50 vertebrae of Mexico''s first complete dinosaur tail of what they believe may be the remains of a Hadrosaur or crested duckbill dinosaur.
The country's National Institute of Anthropology and History said that the tail is about 15 feet (5 meters) long and resembles that of a hadrosaur or crested duckbill dinosaur, the New York Daily News reported.
The Laerdal valve (Figure 2) uses a different system, namely a duckbill type one-way valve made of silicone that opens during inspiration and also impinges upon a flat silicone ring that moves to close the exit port during IPPV.
Rather than the more subjective species count, which is typically used, we took a disparity approach--a mathematical measurement of how much morphological variation is in a sample, in our case, duckbill skulls.
If you live in a windy area, consider adding duckbill anchors (see Foresight Products.com/duckprod.html) to secure the ground frame.
"Last of the Widows of the Duckbill Seam was written about the Easington Mining Disaster when 83 men were killed 60 years ago.
Also, a duckbill backflow preventer had to be removed prior to CCTV verification.
The spade-shaped grip safety created by Jim Hoag, and the duckbill style that followed it, were a Godsend for comfort, and the duckbill's upswept tang helped guide the reaching hand into grasping position for a faster, surer draw under stress.
-- Singapore animation company Sparky Animation will partner Japan's Duckbill Entertainment, Bandai Visual Inc and Baku Enterprise Inc to co-produce a 52x11min CG-animated series "One Stormy Night".