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Re: As thick as a duck pluckers wick

Posted by Pamela on January 02, 2007

In Reply to: As thick as a duck pluckers wick posted by Julie Breedon on January 01, 2007

: 'as thick as a duck pluckers wick'..... an aylesbury saying originating from the trade in duck rearing that aylesbury was famous for. It refers to the thickness of a candlewick used to see when plucking ducks after dark, a poorly paid job that was rewarded depending on the amount of ducks killed, plucked, drawn and dressed!....... and isn't very complimentry saying, regarding a persons intellegence!

So, am I right in assuming that the duck pluckers wick is thicker than a normal wick? Pamela