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  • verb Present participle of flipper.


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  • I did half an hour of the new, pointless swimming I do - no moving the legs from the hips, so either breaststroke with my ankles crossed and my legs trailing behind me, or a kind of doggie paddle with my feet flippering around, legs bending from close-pressed knees.

    Can't sleep, god knows what might happen ailbhe 2006

  • Now there was no point in conserving strength by flippering along with that steady, unhurried stroke.

    The Wind from The Sun Clarke, Arthur C. 1962

  • I'm that lonesome, with nothing to do but sit here and watch the letter-ghosts go flippering down the mailchute!

    Cheerful—By Request Edna Ferber 1926

  • Flapping and flippering to commence I am not sad we're leaving that disaster zone.

    Home Mark 2010

  • Or, more likely, it drops down dead center, where all your hapless flippering can’t prevent the end of the turn. » The disciples seem to have left 2008


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