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noun as in crackpot

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How a group of strangers came together to rescue a loon on a Virginia lake

What makes this loon’s travel loony, birding experts said, is that it stopped at a spot of water that was so far inland — then stayed for several weeks.

A lonely loon landed last month on a small suburban Virginia pond in a residential neighborhood, then it got stranded.

What makes this loon’s travels loony, said birding experts, is that it hasn’t just taken a quick pit stop at the lake in suburbia but has stayed for more than a week.

Emily Johnson, who lives in Fairfax County, was among the first to spot the loon at the pond one afternoon when she and her fiance were walking their dog.

That loon is known as “Dr. Who,” and his nerdy fans are legion.

There was Sen. Claire McCaskill, fresh after dispatching Tea Party loon Todd Akin, on Meet the Press.

That this disheveled loon is played by Paul Rudd—with great conviction—is a bit of a shocker.

Sticking with six brackets is supposedly meant to signal that he believes in a little stability and is not a loon.

As the loon brigades proved as they berated Precious, our humanity is the enemy of ideologues.

He came home late last night; his father heard a noise in his room and went in to find him as crazy as a loon.

"We made you our King because you have less common sense than the rest of us," answered Panta Loon, indignantly.

One or two ran away and presently returned, followed by a lady Loon wearing huge, puffed-up rubber skirts.

The lady Loon picked up the bunch of skin and examined it carefully until she discovered a hole in one foot.

Til Loon was one of those who ran against his thorn and many others suffered the same fate.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to loon, such as: crazy, eccentric, lunatic, maniac, nut, and deranged person.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.