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Word: flounder

Definition: struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion


Sentences Containing 'flounder'

Always work to a scheme on which you have decided, and do not flounder on in the hope of something turning up as you go along.
And he usually begins to flounder about, using his paint as much like chalk on paper as possible.
Hogchokers are sometimes offered for sale in aquarium stores, often marketed as "Freshwater Flounder" or "Freshwater Fluke."
Leopard flounder is a benthic species living on the bottom of a sea.
Other times the flounder turns an almost see-through color to avoid predators when swimming near the surface.
Some of the oldest buildings in the neighborhood are small frame and brick farmhouses built in the 1860s, many in the form of a "flounder house", a simple but unique vernacular home, often of one-and-a-half stories with a shed roof.
The Arctic flounder is a right-eyed flatfish.
The Arctic flounder, "Liopsetta glacialis", is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae.
The diet of the Arctic flounder consists mainly of small fish and zoobenthos invertebrates such as amphipods, molluscs and marine worms.
The fishing industry in the adjacent community of Northport is a significant economic activity, with landings by fishing boats totalling 3 million kilograms of species such as American lobster, mussels, snow crab, soft shell clams, cod, herring, American plaice, mackerel, sea scallop, yellowtail, eel, winter flounder, smelt, rock crab, tomcod, silversides, porbeagle, and blue shark.
The leopard flounder is a highly compressed fish up to long, one of the lefteye flounders, meaning that the right eye has migrated to the left side of the body.
The leopard flounder or panther flounder (Bothus pantherinus) is a flatfish found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The marine and estuarine areas in the Kaipara Harbour breed snapper, mullet, flounder, sole, kahawai, white trevally, gurnard, yellow‑eyed mullet and skates, rays and sharks.
The stone flounder's diet consists of zoobenthos organisms such as amphipods, bivalves, mysids and polychaetes.
The stone flounder, "Kareius bicoloratus", is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae.
The worst episodes flounder about for some sort of emotional foothold.

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