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flipper

1. the flat broad limb of seals, whales, penguins, and other aquatic animals, specialized for swimming
2. either of a pair of rubber paddle-like devices worn on the feet as an aid in swimming, esp underwater
3. Cricket a ball bowled with topspin imparted by the action of the bowler's wrist

flipper

[′flip·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
A broad, flat appendage used for locomotion by aquatic mammals and sea turtles.
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SIGHTINGS of a man pounding the pavements in a pair of flippers have been causing a stir on social media.
House Flipper HQ's goal and mission is to provide solutions that are for the betterment of all involved.
Though she only has three flippers now, sea turtles can easily swim without one flipper, the Turtle Hospital assured on its website.
This is a good sign for the health of the housing market because flippers using their own cash (or the cash of friends and family) are much more likely to behave more rationally and conservatively than flippers using a loan that they can walk away from without any risk of losing a place to live.
The peak period for active home flippers came in 2005 when the total was 259,192.
A tournament that drew players from five states was recently held in Waunakee while the Mad City Flippers Pinball League formed last fall and has 20 players.
Fish could now digitize his steaks to create a 3-D model of the flipper and puzzle out why the bumps, or tubercles, were on wrong side of the flippers.
About a month later, before Flipper is able to sell the property, the building catches on fire and is damaged in the amount of $800,000.
MYSTERY surrounds this starving little seal which was found washed up on an Irish beach with a London Zoo tag on his flipper.
Young's Seafood, the brand leader in fish, announces the launch of its new and improved Flipper Dippers.
Texas historian Robinson investigates whether race was a key issue in the trial and dismissal of Second Lieutenant Flipper (1856-1940), or became attached to the case to serve a later political and social agenda.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a group of veterinary and medical professionals are hoping to use molds created from a dead turtle's flipper to custom fit one for Allison, who was found missing three of her own.