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As promised I have crafted a homonym riddle just for @Duck. With the recent spike in homophone riddles, I figured it was time. I finally figured out what word to use, so can you tell me which word it is?

Depart quickly, turn back now; this little riddle is going to be foul.

Take a plunge, into the fire; like learning to walk on top of a wire.

Don’t cower, nor cringe; there’s no need to fear; solving this riddle, won’t take a year.

Tipping already? Biting your nails? The next clue is, I am used within sails.

Help is here, an unsung hero; also known as batsman’s zero.

If that’s not enough, then I’ll get you out; my vehicle floats, there’s no need to pout.

One last clue, before I must leave; defined as another, a mollusk I be.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ +1 and + favorite $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 30 '18 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ Oi, you stealing my theme of Meta Riddles? $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ If you’re talking about your massive Riley riddles then no; they are great though! If not then can you provide a link so I can see those too? I’ve enjoyed your riddles. $\endgroup$ – PerpetualJ Aug 30 '18 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck meh too :P $\endgroup$ – user477343 Sep 13 '18 at 3:56
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Are you

Duck?!?

Depart quickly, turn back now; this little riddle is going to be foul.

Duck-out, and (foul), are types of birds (thanks Jafe :)

Take a plunge, into the fire; like learning to walk on top of a wire.

Plunge like dunk and dip is synonymous with duck.

Don’t cower, nor cringe; there’s no need to fear; solving this riddle, won’t take a year.

Cower is another synonym like duck down or cower.

Tipping already? Biting your nails? The next clue is, I am used within sails.

Doetch is Dutch for cloth, which makes up sails. Doetch later turns to Duck in the English language. (From R.D and Duck thanks :D)

Help is here, an unsung hero; also known as batsman’s zero.

I typed in "Batsman's Zero" and duck was the answer.

If that’s not enough, then I’ll get you out; my vehicle floats, there’s no need to pout.

Ducks float, also pouting is close to a duck face (Thanks fogmeister)

One last clue, before I must leave; defined as another, a mollusk I be.

And also there is a mollusk named the Pacific Geoduck(From R.D and Duck thanks :D)

But,

This puzzle IS for Duck.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot 13 => Qbrgpu vf Qhgpu sbe pybgu, juvpu znxrf hc fnvyf. Qbrgpu yngre gheaf gb Qhpx va gur ratyvfu ynathntr. Naq nyfb gurer vf n zbyyhfx anzrq gur Cnpvsvp Trbqhpx. Fubhyq unir orra trbqhqr vzb $\endgroup$ – R.D Aug 30 '18 at 3:59
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    $\begingroup$ rot13[n yvggyr sbhy/sbjy cha guebja va gurer nf jryy] :) $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 30 '18 at 4:52
  • $\begingroup$ I only decrypted the rot13 after I did the answer $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 30 '18 at 4:58
  • $\begingroup$ In cricket to be out with 0 runs is to go “out for a duck” that’s the batsman’s zero $\endgroup$ – Fogmeister Aug 30 '18 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ Hehehe, great puzzle :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Aug 30 '18 at 15:23
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Adding on to @quantumtwinkie answer

Mollusk I may be

Are you talking about the geoduck?

I am used within sails

Sailboats sometimes have duck cloth

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