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Synonyms for butterfly

a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

flutter like a butterfly

cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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Dubai: Olympic 200-metre butterfly gold medallist Chad Le Clos is targeting a historic butterfly hat-trick at the Fina Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar, next month.
This stately butterfly inspires hope with its migration.
Landscaape your garden with the nectar-producing flowers that butterflys prefer.
Butterflys and Bohemes sell out, but Singaporeans are still shy about attending anything more adventurous.
Grandmother Celia Callaghan adds: Children like Chelsea are known as butterfly children because butterflys wings are so fragile when you touch them.
Ms Focile is a natural Butterfly with a beautiful soprano voice, matched by an acting ability which made this one of the most moving Butterflys to be seen in Liverpool.
Spitz, a 22-year-old dental student at the time, earlier had set world records in the 100 and 200 freestyles and the 100 and 200 butterflys and had anchored the world-record setting 400 and 800 freestyle relays.
With great Butterflys in short supply, we're lucky to have soprano Patricia Racette.
There are no Butterflys in the near future, though she's signed for a double bill of I pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi for Calgary Opera in Fall 2009, and will sing Pat Nixon in Vancouver Opera's Canadian premiere of John Adam's Nixon in China during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In addition to having two Butterflys, the Palmdale production has two boys who alternate as Butterfly's 3-year-old son: Jonathan Kum, 6, and Ian Rico, 5.