The flexure of a curve(Math.), the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line.

(Flib"ber*gib) n. A sycophant. [Obs. & Humorous.] "Flatterers and flibbergibs." Latimer.

(Flib"ber*ti*gib`bet) n. An imp. Shak.

(||Fli`bus`tier") n. [F.] A buccaneer; an American pirate. See Filibuster. [Obs.]

(Flick) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flicked (flikt); p. pr. & vb. n. Flicking.] [Cf. Flicker.] To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots. Thackeray.

(Flick), n. A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.

(Flick"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flickered (-erd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flickering.] [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. &radic84. Cf. Flacker.]

1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.

And flickering on her nest made short essays to sing.

2. To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.

The shadows flicker to fro.

(Flick"er), n.

1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.

2. (Zoöl.) The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); — so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.

The cackle of the flicker among the oaks.

(Flick"ering*ly), adv. In a flickering manner.

(Flick"er*mouse`) n. (Zoöl.) See Flittermouse.

(Flidge) a. Fledged; fledge. [Obs.] Holland.

(Flidge), v. i. To become fledged; to fledge. [Obs.]

Every day build their nests, every hour flidge.
R. Greene.

(Fli"er) n. [Form Fly, v.; cf. Flyer]

1. One who flies or flees; a runaway; a fugitive. Shak.

2. (Mach.) A fly. See Fly, n., 9, and 13 (b).

3. (Spinning) See Flyer, n., 5.

3. (Zoöl.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.

4. (Astron.) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.

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