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  • v. Present participle of fluke.


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  • "Breaching" takes place when a whale leaps out of the water and falls back with a thud, "skyhopping" when it raises its head as if to look around, and "fluking" when its tail breaks the surface.

    Counting the Whales, Passing the Time

  • If you ask the four witnesses, they were saying that the dolphins were jumping over my head and fluking the water, slapping the water with their tails ...

    CNN Transcript Dec 23, 2007

  • What hill ar yu fluking about, ye lamelookond fyats!

    Finnegans Wake

  • It's about time people started waking up and realizing that this team isn't just some fluking Cinderella, it's a darned good baseball team, the best defense in the league ...

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2003

  • The note Doomed again: and then at his firmer pressure, the note, fluking up an octave, became a strident blare more penetrating than before.

    Lord of the Flies

  • Thus it often happened that a weak house, by fluking a victory over a strong rival, found itself, much to its surprise, in the semi-final, or sometimes even in the final.

    The Gold Bat

  • Likely you've seen him fluking through the main street in his racer.

    Walter and the Wireless

  • But the noises outside, the loneliness of the room, the sense of sudden death fluking overhead, made me sit up again and listen intently.

    Now It Can Be Told

  • After having been in port twenty-one days, we sailed for San Pedro, where we arrived on the following day, having gone “all fluking, ” with the weather clew of the mainsail hauled up, the yards braced in a little, and the lower studding-sails just drawing; the wind hardly shifting a point during the passage.

    Chapter XXVIII. An Old Friend-A Victim-California Rangers-News from Home-Last Looks

  • The night-breeze, fluking among the gullies, filled the sail at once, fell light again and left it flapping, then drew a steady breath aft, and the voices were lost in the hiss of water under the boat's stern.

    Sir John Constantine Memoirs of His Adventures At Home and Abroad and Particularly in the Island of Corsica: Beginning with the Year 1756


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