Flobert rifle, a rifle adapted to the use of floberts.

(Floc`cil*la"tion) n. [L. floccus a flock of wool. Cf. Flock of wool.] (Med.) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; — an alarming symptom in acute diseases. Dunglison.

(Floc*cose") a. [L. floccosus. Cf. 2d Flock, n.]

1. Spotted with small tufts like wool. Wright.

2. (Bot.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.

(Floc"cu*lar) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the flocculus.

(Floc"cu*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocculated; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocculating.] (Geol.) To aggregate into small lumps.

(Floc"cu*late) a. (Zoöl.) Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.

(Floc`cu*la"tion) n. (Geol.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

(Floc"cu*lence) n. The state of being flocculent.

(Floc"cu*lent) a. [See Flock of wool.]

1. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly. Gray.

2. (Zoöl.) Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds.

(||Floc"cu*lus) n.; pl. Flocculi [NL., dim. of L. floccus a lock or flock of wool.] (Anat.) A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.

(||Floc"cus) n.; pl. Flocci [L., a flock of wool.]

1. (Zoöl.) (a) The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds.

2. (Bot.) A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.

(Flock) n. [AS. flocc flock, company; akin to Icel. flokkr crowd, Sw. flock, Dan. flok; prob. orig. used of flows, and akin to E. fly. See Fly.]

1. A company or collection of living creatures; — especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl. Milton.

The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks.
2 Macc. xiv. 14.

2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.

As half amazed, half frighted all his flock.

(Flo"bert) n. (Gun.) A small cartridge designed for target shooting; — sometimes called ball cap.

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