a slender bird, haunts the pond here too, diving even more quickly than the moorhen.
- "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
A damp, rheumatic place, she said to herself, although she loved the river; and its backwaters, full of wild duck and dabchick
and the moorhens, were enchanting places.
- "Love of Brothers", Katharine Tynan.
The water was still troubled and discoloured by his introductory adventure, and, though he ducked his head with the spirit of a dabchick,
the book was missing.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.