Flabellation to Flame

(Flab`el*la"tion) n. The act of keeping fractured limbs cool by the use of a fan or some other contrivance. Dunglison.

(Fla*bel"li*form) a. [L. flabellum a fan + -form: cf. F. flabeliforme.] Having the form of a fan; fan-shaped; flabellate.

(Fla*bel"li*nerved`) a. [L. flabellum a fan + E. nerve.] (Bot.) Having many nerves diverging radiately from the base; — said of a leaf.

(||Fla*bel"lum) n. [L. See Flabel.] (Eccl.) A fan; especially, the fan carried before the pope on state occasions, made in ostrich and peacock feathers. Shipley.

(Flab"ile) a. [L. flabilis.] Liable to be blown about. Bailey.

(Flac"cid) a. [L. flaccidus, fr. flaccus flabby: cf. OF. flaccide.] Yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness; soft and weak; limber; lax; drooping; flabby; as, a flaccid muscle; flaccid flesh.

Religious profession . . . has become flacced.
I. Taylor.

Flac"cid*ly adv.Flac"cid*ness, n.

(Flac*cid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. flaccidité.] The state of being flaccid.

(Flack"er) v. i. [OE. flakeren, fr. flacken to move quickly to and fro; cf. icel. flakka to rove about, AS. flacor fluttering, flying, G. flackern to flare, flicker.] To flutter, as a bird. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.

(Flack"et) n. [OF. flasquet little flask, dim. of flasque a flask.] A barrel-shaped bottle; a flagon.

(Flag) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flagging ] [Cf. Icel. flaka to droop, hang loosely. Cf. Flacker, Flag an ensign.]

1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast.
T. Moore.

2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.

The pleasures of the town begin to flag.

Syn. — To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine.

(Flag) v. t.

1. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings. prior.

2. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.

Nothing so flags the spirits.

(Flag), n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D. vlag. See Flag to hang loose.]

1. That which flags or hangs down loosely.

2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; — commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

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