"If that had hit this pipe we'd be dead ducks," Prochaska observed.
"If they think we're dead ducks they won't be toting the launcher," Prochaska said.
In a few hours afterward they were all dead ducks on their way to the London market.
Dead ducks could be counted by thousands along the shores and the disease raged unabated until late fall.
Ellen ran fleetly into the marshy grass, and brought both of the dead ducks to me.
One fisherman waited in a boat to pick up the dead ducks, and the other hurled stones from a sling.
Elsie Bee Bee would go sadly back to painting 'old hats' and dead ducks.