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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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Lorna founded Butterfly Events 11 years ago after her friend died of breast cancer at the young age of just 33.
Malaysian Butterflys. Tropical Press SDNBHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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.
At Donald Gilberts this year you can choose from three bird roast, bronze turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasant, turkey butterflys and traditional style turkeys.
I like the line about the butterflys eggs, said Delia.
* Landscaape your garden with the nectar-producing flowers that butterflys prefer.
On the negative side, along with the richness versus May's sale, the note is not that attractive on the curve, nor on butterflys. There are some signs of rising inflation pressures, especially with oil prices climbing.
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.
Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, 0151 478 4199 - Tues, 14 Aug The Light Cinema: Puccini's Madama Butterfly This show features one of the world's foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, with Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton.
With great Butterflys in short supply, we're lucky to have soprano Patricia Racette.
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, 0151 702 7400 - Tue, 14 Aug The Light Cinema: Puccini's Madama Butterfly This show features one of the world's foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais with Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton.
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.