flutter down

flutter down

[for flying or falling things] to flap or float downward. The butterflies fluttered down onto the flowers. The leaves fluttered down from the trees when the breeze blew.
See also: down, flutter
References in classic literature ?
There had been no snow up to this time, but as Diana crossed the old log bridge on her homeward way the white flakes were beginning to flutter down over the fields and woods, russet and gray in their dreamless sleep.
Show yourself at the theater -- I flutter down on you in yellow.
As for the Butterfly Jigs and their derivatives, manufacturers will tell you the longer jigs should be worked with a long, sweeping pull and then allowed to flutter down before you retrieve it again.
He flapped his arms, watched the bird flutter down onto the path, then vanish.
In the days before Christmas, when the first light flakes of snow began to flutter down, the Mailbaggers kept meteorologically mum.
A ceiling fixture detail crafted out of pieces of ceramic hang from a ceiling grid; intermittent pin lights highlight the sculpture pieces and flutter down the length of the dining room.
When somebody plays, they try to fly away, but the air vibrations makes them flutter down to the bottom and I have to pull them out.
At least not until they have perfected an Octocopter guaranteed to flutter down in the five minutes you have chosen to nip to the loo.
SPRING Ah, here comes the Spring, The early birds sing, Seedlings peep up all around, For a glimpse of the sun, While the sparrows have fun, Pulling insects and worms from the ground, Now Summer's come round, The trees are re-crowned, White blossoms sway in the breeze, The warm sun and rain, Give blooms life again, Much welcomed by butterflies and bees, Now Autumn is here, The cool nights draw near, Russet leaves flutter down from the trees, The squirrels all know, As they dart to and fro, They'll need store for the oncoming freeze, So time marches on, And Winter's begun, Skeletal trees clad with snow, Jack Frost nips one's nose, Bites one's fingers and toes, As the cruel and bitter gales blow, Ah, here comes the Spring.
Numbers do not merely flutter down from the sky in neat columns on paper; we have to think out the problem, apply appropriate concepts and resort everything into mathematical language.
And on Friday, as the sun slips behind the rooftops in South Eugene, the first few eager Vaux's swifts flutter down the chimney, twittering as they make their way out of sight.
Leaves in every shade of gold, red and green flutter down from the mature trees onto the lawn of the neatly landscaped garden.
BANK notes flutter down from the sky above the heads of people crossing a road yesterday after a man hurled thousands of pounds in the air, yelling: "Who wants free money?
When he began pulling out the old dropped ceiling, papers began to flutter down onto his head.
photos will flutter down from the walls and matters