Usage examples for flounder

  1. Strange to say, it still kept its feet; but, now seemingly overcome by surprise, and knowing the advantage its pursuers would have over it upon the slippery ice, it began to plunge and flounder, and once or twice came to its knees. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. To this day the ancient warriors Flounder on the Sea Rock Islands, Barking, roaring, crowding, fighting, Near the gateway of the harbor. – The Legends of San Francisco by George W. Caldwell
  3. " Well, there was four on 'em dismounted, a holdin' of their hosses by the bridle, and a standin' near a spring of nice cool water; and there was a fifth, and he was a layin' down belly flounder on the ground, a tryin' to drink out of the runnin' spring. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  4. I don't know when it was that she brought him to the point, but the widow had netted him so close that he didn't even try to flounder. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  5. Now, the Flounder, who was no fool, began to take her cue. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Rocked on the gentle waves, warmed daily by the golden sun, the eggs hatched into flounder babies. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  7. She made another vigorous flounder, and managed to kick Sam in the face. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. Joe seemed to stumble over his replies, to grope, to flounder. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  9. The Dragon- King now had General Flounder bring him a great spear. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  10. A weaker man would have quit then, would have let the stallion flounder to his finish, would have waited submissively for Rhues to come and shoot him down. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  11. Just the night before she had slapped his face with a flounder to teach him not to neglect going to work. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. As I gazed upon the eddies of the whirlpool, I thought within myself how soon human life would become extinct there; a plunge, a convulsive flounder, and all would be over. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  13. " Well," said the wife, " if you won't be King, I will; go to the Flounder, for I will be King." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  14. A large area of muddy ground lying E. of this and between it and Middle Bank is much visited by the flounder draggers out of Boston and Gloucester. – Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich
  15. He wondered, should his snow- shoes break, if he would be able to flounder to the rim of the fence? – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  16. 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. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  17. The twilight was darkening fast, and, in the shadow of the ravine, we were almost safe from the eyes of our pursuers; but I marvel that even at such a distance their ears were not attracted by the flounder and the splash. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence