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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drake  \Drake\,  n.  [AS.  draca  dragon,  L.  draco.  See  {Dragon}.] 
  1.  A  dragon.  [Obs.] 
 
  Beowulf  resolves  to  kill  the  drake.  --J.  A. 
  Harrison 
  (Beowulf). 
 
  2.  A  small  piece  of  artillery.  [Obs.] 
 
  Two  or  three  shots,  made  at  them  by  a  couple  of 
  drakes,  made  them  stagger.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drake  \Drake\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dravik,  W.  drewg,  darnel,  cockle, 
  etc.] 
  Wild  oats,  brome  grass,  or  darnel  grass;  --  called  also 
  {drawk},  {dravick},  and  {drank}.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drake  \Drake\,  n.  [Akin  to  LG  drake,  OHG.  antrache  anetrecho 
  G.  enterich,  Icel.  andriki  Dan.  andrik  OSw.  andrak, 
  andrage  masc.,  and  fr  AS  ened,  fem.,  duck;  akin  to  D. 
  eend,  G.  ente,  Icel.  ["o]nd,  Dan.  and  Sw  and  Lith.  antis, 
  L.  anas,  Gr  ?  (for  ?),  and  perh.  Skr.  [=a]ti  a  water  fowl. 
  ????.  In  English  the  first  part  of  the  word  was  lost.  The 
  ending  is  akin  to  E.  rich.  Cf  {Gulaund}.] 
  1.  The  male  of  the  duck  kind 
 
  2.  [Cf.  Dragon  fly,  under  {Dragon}.]  The  drake  fly. 
 
  The  drake  will  mount  steeple  height  into  the  air. 
  --Walton. 
 
  {Drake  fly},  a  kind  of  fly,  sometimes  used  in  angling. 
 
  The  dark  drake  fly,  good  in  August.  --Walton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drake 
  n  :  adult  male  of  a  wild  or  domestic  duck 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Drake,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80515 
  Drake,  ND  (city,  FIPS  20300) 
  Location:  47.92194  N,  100.37586  W 
  Population  (1990):  361  (228  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.1  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58736 




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