The younger boy has gone under the river, and the girl continues to flail in the older boy's arms.
He is going to have to work hard not to flail around aimlessly, following the lead of congressional Democrats.
My wife, at least, enjoys watching me flail about on our elliptical.
He begins to flail and exhaust himself before submerging for good.
Watching them squirm is more fun than watching Romney and Paul Ryan flail away.
His enemy in front is a Union battery, which has been a flail to the Southern army.
Do you like the sound of the line, “I wield the flail of the lashing hail”?
Your bodies shall lie like sheaves upon our fields; the ruins of your castles fly like chaff beneath the flail of the thresher!
Theodoric of Engedi, you know, the flail of the Desert, that's a splendid one to do.
Did you ever see a farmer standing in the midst of a floor covered with stalks of grain, beating out the kernels with a flail?
"implement for threshing grain," c.1100, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *flegel, which probably represents West Germanic *flagil (cf. Middle Dutch and Low German vlegel, Old High German flegel, German flegel), a borrowing of Late Latin flagellum "winnowing tool, flail," from Latin flagellum "whip" (see flagellum).
15c., from flail (n.); originally "to scourge;" sense of "to move like a flail" is from 1874. Related: Flailed; flailing.
v. flailed, flail·ing, flails
To move vigorously or erratically; thrash about.
To strike or lash out violently.