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  • proper n. a common name for animals which have flippers, such as dolphins and seals.

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Examples

  • Flipper is also the inspiration for the Miami Dolphins and is still profiled as the team mascot.

    Retro Caption Contest: The Trophy Dolphin

  • In the 1960s, O'Barry trained the animals that collectively became known as Flipper to TV viewers - an experience that he has spent decades trying to undo because of the role the television show played in creating the captive dolphin industry in the United States and around the world.

    Joel Reynolds: Fighting for the Lives of Marine Mammals in The Cove

  • Behind closed doors, the woman they called Flipper expressed romantic yearnings about the man named Keith.

    David Fiderer: Dirty Little Secrets About Juror Contacts in the Don Siegelman Trial

  • Google is about to launch a new Google Labs project it calls Flipper, TechCrunch has learned.

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  • Google is about to launch a new Google Labs project it calls Flipper, we? ve learned.

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  • So far this year, no bottlenose dolphins -- like "Flipper" -- have yet been killed; instead, the fishermen have killed risso dolphins and pilot whales.

    Brenda Peterson: Japan: Stop Killing Our Evolutionary Elders and Help Save Our Oceans

  • "The Cove" follows Richard O'Barry -- trainer of the dolphins used in "Flipper" -- and Ocean Preservation Society co-founder Louie Psihoyos in their efforts to expose and end the dolphin slaughter in the village of Taiji, Japan, where fishermen use sonar to lure the marine mammals into a cove.

    Variety.com

  • Lilly's books describing his research were bestsellers, and a '60s TV show, "Flipper" - about a dolphin who befriends a family living on the shores of a Florida lagoon - clearly was inspired at least in part by Lilly.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • The Coin Flipper at Random. org picked commenter Sheril as the winner of the book, so I’ll be mailing it off to her.

    Family Travel » 2009 » March

  • Ric O’Barry, a now activist who was once known for capturing and training the dolphins used on Flipper, is also a key figure in the film.

    THE COVE DVD Review – Collider.com

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