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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruddy  \Rud"dy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Ruddier};  superl.  {Ruddiest}.]  [AS. 
  rudig  See  {Rud},  n.] 
  1.  Of  a  red  color;  red,  or  reddish;  as  a  ruddy  sky;  a  ruddy 
  flame.  --Milton. 
  They  were  more  ruddy  in  body  than  rubies.  --Lam.  iv 
  2.  Of  a  lively  flesh  color,  or  the  color  of  the  human  skin  in 
  high  health;  as  ruddy  cheeks  or  lips.  --Dryden. 
  {Ruddy  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  duck  ({Erismatura 
  rubida})  having  a  broad  bill  and  a  wedge-shaped  tail 
  composed  of  stiff,  sharp  feathers.  The  adult  male  is  rich 
  brownish  red  on  the  back  sides,  and  neck,  black  on  the 
  top  of  the  head,  nape,  wings,  and  tail,  and  white  on  the 
  cheeks.  The  female  and  young  male  are  dull  brown  mixed 
  with  blackish  on  the  back  grayish  below.  Called  also 
  {dunbird},  {dundiver},  {ruddy  diver},  {stifftail}, 
  {spinetail},  {hardhead},  {sleepy  duck},  {fool  duck}, 
  {spoonbill},  etc 
  {Ruddy  plover}  (Zo["o]l.)  the  sanderling. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dunbird  \Dun"bird`\,  n.  [Named  from  its  color.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  pochard;  --  called  also  {dunair},  and  {dunker},  or 
  b  An  American  duck;  the  ruddy  duck.