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- n. Rapid back and forth waving or oscillation.
- v. Present participle of flutter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the motion made by flapping up and down
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Lumber was purchased and swathed in fluttering robes of Tyvek.
It is the closest business to the intersection where the SSNP (Qom) flag is still fluttering from a barrel.
Contrasting vividly with this ruin was the neat dresser, stained in the fashion, pale green, and with a number of copper and tin vessels below it, the wallpaper imitating blue and white tiles, and a couple of coloured supplements fluttering from the walls above the kitchen range.
Or cast away as slain, she called their fluttering spirits back,
On my way home it snowed in fluttering flakes, and the frozen, ghostly moon was reflected in my dull-red sleeves of glossy silk.
What a twittering and fluttering is there; what a show of gaping, clamouring mouths when the mother-bird brings a tit-bit home.
Miss Hazel fluttering from the door, in one breath welcomed the guests, presented the lieutenant, and ordered
Some six or eight Arabs in fluttering white garments ran on ahead to bid us a last good-bye.
This fluttering is no doubt caused by some light puff of air setting the leaf in motion, and then dying away without any regular current to follow its course; the capricious movement continues until the force of the impulse is exhausted, and the giddy leaf has tired itself out.
To commemorate their secret love, Eleanor modeled for Montagu’s personal hood ornament, and Sykes crafted a figurine of her in fluttering robes, pressing a finger against her lips – to symbolize the secrets of their love.
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