maunder maunder

Definition(s):

  1. (v) wander aimlessly
  2. (v) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  3. (v) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Usage(s):

  1. Horsemen sputter and maunder when asked to specify reasons for the success of the few truly great riders.
  2. Well, the films of The Firm and The Pelican Brief maunder and mope as if Grisham were Graham Greene.
  3. Almost as amoral as zoo exhibits, they struggle feebly against temptation, maunder miserably into a plot to murder the man who stands in their way.

News

  • Lockwood, Hudson, Beeb, Maunder. Sigh [Stoat]

    Sigh. Paul Hudson (remember him?) says Real risk of a Maunder minimum ‘Little Ice Age’ says leading scientist, and the person he purports to rely in is Mike Lockwood, who is sane. However, if you look closely there is no direct quotation of ML in the article, so I think I’d be very cautious in…
    on October 28, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

Quotes

  • "What astronomers have assumed is that sun-like stars going through a stellar funk are actually very, very old stars whose magnetic fields have turned off forever. They are not in a temporary Maunder minimum, but a permanent one. They're dead,"...
    on Jun 3, 2004 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: Science Daily (press release)

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