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flail about

or flail around
v.
To engage in rapid, frantic, undirected movements or activity: The baby cried and flailed about as we looked for the bottle. After I caught the fish, it flailed around in the bottom of the boat.
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A chest x-ray at the outside hospital revealed multiple rib fractures on the left side involving ribs 2 to 9 with a 3 rib flail segment, and a small area of pulmonary contusion under the flail segment.
Quality of chips produced with chain flails and woodland chippers.
THE RANGE AT WHICH THE LIGHT FLAIL CAN BE EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLED BY THE OPERATOR CONTROL UNIT (OCU) VARIES WITH THE TERRAIN, WEATHER, ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT, AND THE DENSITY OF ANY OBSTACLES BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND THE OCU.
The Recorder told Braham it was worrying he was in possession of the rice flails.
This flail can be mounted on a track-type tractor or self-powered and pushed by any vehicle on its own wheels.
The City of Jacksonville is requesting BIDS for the purchase of One (1), Farm Tractor MFWD, with side boom arm cutter and rear flail mowing deck, located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Prosecuting barrister Jo Martin said: "There was a discussion about whether the flail would be bought," she told the court.
2004), in which the Fifth Circuit found that the transfer of assets in return for the limited partnership interest was for flail and adequate consideration (preventing the imposition of Sec.
The New Holland 1441 and 1442 Discbine Disc Mower-Conditioners provide Discbine disc-cutting technology with rubber-roll or flail conditioning in a maneuverable, high-capacity machine.
Kings who subdued their enemies like a flail from Gehenna, then handed the flail on, so that imperial sons of sons would scatter the enemy like chaff to the winds.
Spearhead designs, manufactures and sells a range of tractor-mounted vegetation maintenance equipment, including reach mowers, flail mowers, rotary cutters and rotary swipes.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: buying a brush cutter mower for the parks service and recovery of an ancient flail mower.
THESE lethal ninja stars and this medieval-style flail are among a sickening stash of weapons seized by police.
Once the taxpayer has received flail payment on the principal and interest on the installment note, however, no cashflow from the trust will be available to pay the trust income tax, unless the trustee has the discretion to make reimbursements (and does, in fact, make them).