floppy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj floppy hanging limply "a spaniel with floppy ears"
    • n floppy a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
    • n Floppy Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • floppy Having a tendency to flop or flap; flapping: as, a floppy hat.
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Usage

In literature:

Her hats were large and floppy.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
But now Leftist was pat-searched for weapons by grim professionals, and his bag of floppies was quickly seized.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
She was wearing a pink linen morning gown and a floppy pink hat.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Their felt hats had wide floppy brims.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
Thus refuged, Clo slipped into the wrap, and arranged the floppy hood.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Lily Griffin, the Philadelphia cousin, gazed at him steadily from under the floppy expanse of her black hat.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
She had on a gorgeous dress, all frills and ruffles, and a big white floppy hat.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I want a hat: one of those pretty, floppy ones with pale blue forget-me-nots.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He was almost as helpless and quite as floppy as a human baby, and he needed as good care, too.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
And she's just like a jelly fish; all floppy and tumble-a-party.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
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In news:

The Sudanese have floppy turbans, the Palestinians red and black checkered kafiyehs and the Saudis the white ghutra.
The company, which tracks mutual funds, will sell US Equities on Floppy for $995 a year with weekly updates (or $295 for monthly, $145 quarterly, and $55 for onetime updates).
A Desert Shaman 's Mystical Trip, Activated via Floppy Disk.
With floppy ears and a slow gait, the golden-red Stump beat out a sparkling final field.
Gale McKinley of Anderson sings a song called Old Dan Tucker as she bounces a toy man with floppy legs and arms.
The floppy brown hat belonged to Bridget Hughes' late mother, who wore it during cancer treatment.
Bridget Hughes carried her floppy brown hat everywhere.
This pattern is on the front of two large fused, floppy flower lobes.
The pizza crust at Ragazzi's Pizza in Ralston is thin but not floppy.
We'll be able to actually copy that floppy, if we needed one.
His skinny jeans, floppy hair and tinny voice just don't do it for me.
Apart from the floppy disk, has there been any one peripheral for the PC that more people have tried, and failed, to kill, than the keyboard.
"Over time, an optical disc will be as much of an historical curiosity as a floppy disk ," said Michael Gartenberg, a tech-industry analyst with research firm Gartner Inc.
Apple was first to can the 5-inch disk and floppy disk .
I mean, you know, the save icon, for example, that we see on a lot of word processing is, you know, an old floppy disk .
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In science:

Duxbury, P., Jacobs, D., Thorpe, M. and Moukarzel, C. (1999) Floppy modes and the free-energy: rigidity and connectivity percolation on Bethe lattices, Phys.
On large deviation properties of Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Floppy disks are still found on many nodes, especially for bootup, initial installs, and diagnostics, but with a capacity of only 1.4 Mbytes they are of diminishing value to system nodes.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Floppy swimming: Viscous locomotion of actuated elastica.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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