Water flounder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water flounder (Zoöl) The windowpane (Pleuronectes maculatus).
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Usage

In literature:

A madder fellow than Bill Poodles never floundered in shallow water.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
Should the huge animal not be got out, the water would be spoiled; at all events, his floundering about would make it very muddy.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sheets of water trickled over stretches of rock causing the horse to slip and flounder.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
I floundered on blindly through thick mud and pools of water.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 17, 1914" by Various
They remained upright, floundering about and struggling in the cold water amid chunks of thin ice.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
He was floundering around in water up to his waist.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
But you ought to have seen the big boatswain floundering in the water, sir.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
I floundered into shallow water, and paused.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
Walking in water, his feet floundering in soft mud, was exhausting.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
Slush or ice, deep snow or floundering in water holes, it made no difference.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Suddenly we found ourselves floundering in a sunken road flooded with water knee-deep.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
There was a splash, a succession of squeals, and both girls were floundering in the water.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
They floundered out of the water, side by side, four-legged crawling beasts that could not stand erect.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Are we not floundering in the water, fallen on the ice, or alienating the ears of our friends?
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
In a minute or two, hundreds of ugly flat-heads popped up, and the boat danced among them as they floundered about in the water.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
And then there was such a floundering and threshing in the water as I had never before seen.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
We don't want to be floundering in the water under the stern of this sinking ship, do we?
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
He gave a flounder on the top of the water, then sank down again into the depths.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
How heavily he floundered through the water, yet with what desperate force; and, really, he was gaining on the boat.
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 3 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
The wash of it covered him waist-deep and he floundered and staggered as the rush of water went by him.
"Dodo's Daughter" by E. F. Benson
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In news:

Think deep water, high tides for summer flounder .
Dolphins are always interesting to watch and their ability to flip flounder out of the water and corral schools of fish is amazing to see.
Several readers reported seeing dolphins flip flounder around them during the fall run in Cameron last year in water as shallow as three feet deep.
Jim Sutton's fishing report: Flounder bite still best in brackish water.
Flounder are a flatfish species and mostly bottom dwellers although on occasion they come up the water column to feed.
Louisiana waters hold lots of big flounder , providing excellent action on a wide variety of lures and baits.
Irene sends floundering flood insurance program further under water.
Tea Poached Tilapia water Lipton Orange & Spice Flavored Black Tea bags green onion fresh ginger tilapia cod flounder.
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