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as flat as a flounder

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  • Flounder tramping — is a traditional method of catching flounder or other flat fish by wading in shallow water and standing on them.This method of fishing was used in the coastal waters and river estuaries of South West Scotland for centuries. Once trapped the fish… …   Wikipedia

  • flat|fish — «FLAT FIHSH», noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. any one of a group of fishes that live in the sea an are much used for food; fluke. Flatfish have a flat body, and swim on one side. Their eyes are on the same side of the head. Halibut,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flounder — [[t]fla͟ʊndə(r)[/t]] flounders, floundering, floundered (The plural form for meaning 4 can be either flounder or flounders.) 1) VERB If something is floundering, it has many problems and may soon fail completely. What a pity that his career was… …   English dictionary

  • flounder — I UK [ˈflaʊndə(r)] / US [ˈflaʊndər] verb [intransitive] Word forms flounder : present tense I/you/we/they flounder he/she/it flounders present participle floundering past tense floundered past participle floundered 1) to experience difficulties… …   English dictionary

  • flat-headed flounder — japoninė paltusinė plekšnė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hippoglossoides dubius angl. flat headed flounder; flat headed sole; red halibut rus. японская камбала ёрш; японская палтусовидная камбала… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • flat-headed flounder — šiaurinė paltusinė plekšnė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hippoglossoides elassodon angl. cigarette paper; flat headed flounder; flat headed sole rus. охотоморская палтусовидная камбала; северная… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • flounder — {{11}}flounder (n.) flatfish, c.1300, from Anglo Fr. floundre, from O.N.Fr. flondre, from O.N. flydhra; related to M.L.G. vlundere, Dan. flynder; ultimately cognate with Gk. platys flat, wide, broad (see PLACE (Cf. place) (n.)). {{12}}flounder (v …   Etymology dictionary

  • flounder — floun|der1 [ flaundər ] verb intransitive 1. ) to feel confused and not know what to say or do next: Maureen floundered, trying to think of a response. 2. ) to move with great difficulty and in an uncontrolled way: The horses were floundering in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flat-headed sole — japoninė paltusinė plekšnė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hippoglossoides dubius angl. flat headed flounder; flat headed sole; red halibut rus. японская камбала ёрш; японская палтусовидная камбала… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • flat-headed sole — šiaurinė paltusinė plekšnė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hippoglossoides elassodon angl. cigarette paper; flat headed flounder; flat headed sole rus. охотоморская палтусовидная камбала; северная… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • flounder — 1. v. & n. v.intr. 1 struggle in mud, or as if in mud, or when wading. 2 perform a task badly or without knowledge; be out of one s depth. n. an act of floundering. Derivatives: flounderer n. Etymology: imit.: perh. assoc. with founder, blunder 2 …   Useful english dictionary


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