It launches with an amusing ruse: Bond makes his entrance swimming underwater, disguised by a mallard he wears as a hat.
It is also made of straw body, grey cock's hackle, and mallard wings—these two methods are very good.
mallard's news; he's the biggest figure in the news that there is to-day in this country.
Its highest point was about two feet above average water level; and on this highest point the mallard duck established her nest.
Potts was ready for any amount of trouble; mallard the same.
He was grasping a leash of mallard, and the metallic blue-green and white upon the wings of the ducks shone in the sun.
It is a fine bird in point of size, but cannot boast the plumage of our mallard.
mallard jumped from his chair and shook hands warmly with him.
mallard alluded to the disappearance of the prisoner's moustache.
Soon a large flight came over, mixed up with mallard and widgeon.
c.1300, "wild drake or duck," from Old French malart (12c.) or Medieval Latin mallardus, apparently from male, from Latin masculus (see male), in which case the original sense probably was not of a specific species but of any male wild duck, though the specific sense of "male of the wild duck" was not attested in English until early 14c.