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  • n. The characteristic or quality of being floppy


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  • The "floppiness" of lower strings on short-scale instruments, can be cured by using thicker strings, which have to be given more tension to reach the same pitch.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Feathered fascinators, huge round sinamay disc styles as worn by Zara Philips, and square silk crowns are proving the most sought after, but 1970s floppiness, straw trilbies and cloches are predicted to be an essential companion to casual summerwear thanks to the influence of Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.

    Hats off to Princess Beatrice

  • Softening and floppiness of the airway structures above the vocal cords.


  • Jonathan Slinger's neck has an unnerving floppiness: it's as if his head, stuffed full of Latin tags, is too heavy to hold upright.

    Birdsong; On Ageing; The Big Fellah; Yes, Prime Minister

  • I look at those little blond curls in the envelope and I just ache – he had ‘big boy’ hair now and has no patience for floppiness.

    This Is The Way The World Ends, Not With A Bang, But A Haircut - Her Bad Mother

  • The training kit for six students includes a washable, brown plastic mannequin filled with about two quarts of water, which gives it the weight and floppiness of a non-breathing newborn.

    International Helping Babies Breathe course teaches newborn resuscitation

  • When you send a wave through a material, the floppiness of the material gradually absorbs the energy of the wave and it disappears.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Signs: In the first few months of life, signs include a lack of visual or auditory response, an inadequate suck, or increased resistance to moving limbs (spastic muscle tone) or floppiness (decreased muscle tone).

    You Raising Your Child

  • The questioner can still ask the candidates that do show up to comment on Romney's floppiness.

    Why Might Romney Skip Debate? His YouTube Greatest Hits May Explain All!

  • The purple-veined penis, whether engorged or flaccid, the wrinkled skin beneath holding the soft-toy floppiness and asymmetry of the testicles, are rarely pretty sights.

    The Unusual Genitals Party


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