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- v. 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.
Now there was no point in conserving strength by flippering along with that steady, unhurried stroke.
I'm that lonesome, with nothing to do but sit here and watch the letter-ghosts go flippering down the mailchute!
Flapping and flippering to commence I am not sad we're leaving that disaster zone.
Or, more likely, it drops down dead center, where all your hapless flippering can’t prevent the end of the turn.