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floundering


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flounder  \Floun"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Floundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Floundering}.]  [Cf.  D.  flodderen  to  flap,  splash 
  through  mire,  E.  flounce,  v.i.,  and  flounder  the  fish.] 
  To  fling  the  limbs  and  body,  as  in  making  efforts  to  move  to 
  struggle,  as  a  horse  in  the  mire,  or  as  a  fish  on  land;  to 
  roll,  toss  and  tumble;  to  flounce. 
 
  They  have  floundered  on  from  blunder  to  blunder.  --Sir 
  W.  Hamilton. 




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