Flatteringly to Fledge
(Flat"ter*ing*ly), adv. With flattery.
(Flat"ter*y) n.; pl. Flatteries [OE. flaterie, OF. flaterie, F. flaterie, fr. flater to flatter, F. flatter; of
uncertain origin. See Flatter, v. t.] The act or practice of flattering; the act of pleasing by artful commendation
or compliments; adulation; false, insincere, or excessive praise.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.Rambler.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.Burke.
Syn. Adulation; compliment; obsequiousness. See Adulation.
1. The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.
2. A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.
3. A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size. Knolles.
4. The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.
Flatting coat, a coat of paint so put on as to have no gloss. Flatting furnace. Same as flattening
oven, under Flatten. Flatting mill. (a) A rolling mill producing sheet metal; esp., in mints, the ribbon
from which the planchets are punched. (b) A mill in which grains of metal are flatted by steel rolls, and
reduced to metallic dust, used for purposes of ornamentation.
(Flat"tish) a. Somewhat flat. Woodward.
(Flat"u*lence Flat"u*len*cy) , n. [Cf. F. flatulence.] The state or quality of being flatulent.
(Flat"u*lent) a. [L. flatus a blowing, flatus ventris windiness, flatulence, fr. flare to blow: cf.
F. flatulent. See Blow.]
1. Affected with flatus or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.
2. Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.
Vegetables abound more with aërial particles than animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent.Arbuthnot.
3. Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor. Quincy.
4. Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity.
He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry.Dryden.
(Flat"u*lent*ly), adv. In a flatulent manner; with flatulence.
(Flat`u*os"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. flatuosité.] Flatulence. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Flat"u*ous) a. [Cf. F. flatueux.] Windy; generating wind. [Obs.] Bacon.
(||Fla"tus) n.; pl. E. Flatuses L. Flatus. [L., fr. flare to blow.]
1. A breath; a puff of wind. Clarke.