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crazy as a loon

Insane. Often used jocularly. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a loon!
See also: crazy, loon

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

crazy as a loon

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you describe someone as crazy as a loon, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or silly. She was obviously crazy as a loon.
See also: crazy, loon

crazy as a coot/loon

Lunatic behavior. The simile to the water bird dates from the sixteenth century, when John Skelton (Phyllyp Sparowe, 1529) wrote, “the mad coote, with a balde face to toote.” It is not known whether the craziness refers to the bird’s strange behavior in winter, when flocks of coots on a frozen pond sometimes fly wildly at one another, or to the senile behavior of the very old. (See also bald as a coot.) A related ornithological simile is crazy as a loon, probably derived from the weird loud cry of this bird. However, loony for “crazy” comes not from the bird but from lunatic, in turn related to the ancient belief that the phases of the moon (Latin luna) influence human behavior.
See also: coot, crazy, loon
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It has touted a few small subsidiaries, including Loon, as being crucial to its next act: diversifying beyond ad sales.
"Of course the promise of Loon is to provide service to the billions of people who need it every day, not just when a disaster hits," Westgarth added.
A common gateway or ground station that could be deployed globally and utilized by both Loon and HAPSMobile to provide connectivity over their respective platforms.
Telkom Kenya CEO Aldo Mareuse said the operator will work with Loon to "deliver the first commercial mobile service" using the balloons.
Project loon has been used to provide emergency mobile network coverage to Puerto Rico following the hurricane Maria disaster.It was first launched in 2012 with the aim of providing internet in remote areas of the world.
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commision granted an (https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347125A1.pdf) experimental license for Project Loon to operate on the island that is home to more than three million Americans.
The Loon copter is designed to be a rapidly deployable, low-cost vehicle that could replace both drones and underwater vehicles."
to connect people in hard- to- reach regions that are scarcely populated and we are working to hopefully bring Project Loon to India in rural communities, which have very few people connected to the Internet."
Alphabet frames Project Loon as a noble endeavour striving to get about 100 million currently unconnected people tapped into the vast reservoir of knowledge, entertainment and conveniences available online.
Alphabet frames Project's Loon as a noble endeavor striving to get about 100 million currently unconnected people tapped into the vast reservoir of knowledge, entertainment and conveniences available online.
The project is called Project Loon.' The solar-powered balloon will float 12 miles above the earth and will provide immediate internet connectivity to the entire island.
My husband had it much harder: he was holding a powerful adult loon that would alternate between being calm and frantically trying to get away.
Four decades ago the common loon was not at all common on Massachusetts reservoirs and lakes.
Whether or not help from the nearby Loon Lake non-First Nation community's fire department would have saved the children's lives is unknown.