Punch, 36 (1859), 198.
The New Eccaleobion, or Duck-Hatching Machine
Breeding, Ornithology, Technology, Invention, Telegraphy, Error
In a punning conflation of the use of heated instruments for hatching eggs and the adoption of telegraphy by news agencies, announces the invention, by 'Messrs. Reuter, Havas, and Company', of a 'gigantic Eccaleobion'—an electrically powered machine that mass-produces 'ducks', especially the French 'canard' [i.e. hoax or false report].
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