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Brimstone vs. Butterfly

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Brimstonenoun

The sulfur of Hell; Hell, damnation.

Butterflynoun

A flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from moths by their diurnal activity and generally brighter colouring.

Brimstonenoun

(obsolete) Sulfur.

Butterflynoun

A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.

‘butterfly tape’;

Brimstonenoun

(archaic) Used attributively as an intensifier in exclamations.

Butterflynoun

(swimming) The butterfly stroke.

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Brimstonenoun

The butterfly Gonepteryx rhamni of the Pieridae family.

Butterflynoun

Someone seen as being unserious and (originally) dressed gaudily; someone flighty and unreliable.

Brimstonenoun

Sulphur; See Sulphur.

Butterflyverb

(transitive) To cut (food) almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.

‘butterflied shrimp’; ‘Butterfly the chicken before you grill it.’;

Brimstoneadjective

Made of, or pertaining to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches.

‘From his brimstone bed at break of dayA-walking the devil has gone.’;

Butterflyverb

(transitive) To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across (a gaping wound) to close it.

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Brimstonenoun

an old name for sulfur

Butterflynoun

A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.

Brimstonenoun

sulphur.

Butterflynoun

diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

Brimstonenoun

a bright yellow butterfly or moth.

Butterflynoun

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

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Butterflyverb

flutter like a butterfly

Butterflyverb

cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking;

‘butterflied shrimp’;

Butterflyverb

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;

‘The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries’; ‘My husband never flirts with other women’;

Butterflynoun

a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly coloured wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day.

Butterflynoun

having a two-lobed shape resembling the spread wings of a butterfly

‘a butterfly clip’;

Butterflynoun

a showy or frivolous person

‘a social butterfly’;

Butterflynoun

a fluttering and nauseous sensation felt in the stomach when one is nervous.

Butterflynoun

a stroke in swimming in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forwards together.

Butterflyverb

split (a piece of meat or fish) almost in two and spread it out flat

‘butterfly the shrimp using a small sharp knife’;

Butterfly

Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.

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