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skipper:

see butterflybutterfly,
any of a large group of insects found throughout most of the world; with the moths, they comprise the order Lepidoptera. There are about 12 families of butterflies. Most adult moths and butterflies feed on nectar sucked from flowers.
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skipper

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1. the captain of any vessel
2. the captain of an aircraft

skipper

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1. any small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight
2. another name for the saury (a fish)
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The Titans came back strong in the second quarter to outscore the Skippers, 30-25, but Marinerong Pilipino kept its poise the rest of the way en route to its fourth win in six games.
I join John Skippers many friends and colleagues across the company in wishing him well during this challenging time," Bob Iger, the Disney chairman and chief executive officer said in a statement.
THE CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE IS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ITS NEXT ROUND OF SKIPPERS FOR THE 2017-18 RACE.
They assumed it was one of the numerous small Skippers, of which the site has a substantial population.
Yesterday's colourful start was held under the patronage of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who was present along with dignitaries from the various sailing federations of the Gulf, race officials, sponsors, skippers and crew.
FISHING vessel skippers are sailors, food producers and leaders of the fishing vessel's crew.
Skippers Brig gives backers a scare before landing spoils SUPPORTERS of Skippers Brig had a very brief fright in the 2m4f handicap chase at Ayr yesterday.
The Skippers were unable to have children themselves and their attempts to adopt had failed, causing problems between them, the court heard.
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Clipper 05-06 race director Tim Hedges said: "David was an excellent skipper and will be missed by his crew and the other skippers in the race.
Think of Skippers Lane and the first thing that comes to mind is the long-established industrial estate.
I had thought that nothing could affect this plant until I saw the skippers, those somewhat drab-looking butterflies that implacably open and close their wings as they sun themselves on your flowers, and then hop away the moment you try to put a finger on them.