a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person.
L’Assommoir Emile Zola
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
(functioning as sing) (informal) a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things
a person who frequently drops things; clumsy person. Historical Examples Ask Momma R. S. Surtees Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson Hearts and Masks Harold MacGrath noun (functioning as sing) (informal) a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things n.
a small, flattened, marine food fish, Peprilus triacanthus, of Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S., having very small scales and smooth skin. the rock gunnel. See under gunnel1 . Historical Examples Allied Cookery Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue noun (pl) -fish, -fishes an eel-like blennioid food fish, Pholis gunnellus, occurring in North Atlantic coastal […]
any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often conspicuously marked wings. a person who flits aimlessly from one interest or group to another: a social butterfly. butterflies, (used with a plural verb) Informal. a queasy feeling, as from nervousness, excitement, etc. a racing […]
a conical net of fine mesh held open by a round rim to which a long handle is attached, used for collecting butterflies and other insects. Historical Examples Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown ‘That Very Mab’ May Kendall and Andrew Lang Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling ‘That Very […]