(Mach.), a large cold chisel, used in chipping castings.Flogging hammer, a small sledge hammer used for striking a flogging chisel.

(Flon) n. pl. See Flo. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Flong) obs. imp. & p. p. of Fling.

(Flood) n. [OE. flod a flowing, stream, flood, AS. flod; akin to D. vloed, OS. flod, OHG. fluot, G. flut, Icel. floð, Sw. & Dan. flod, Goth. flodus; from the root of E. flow. &radic80. See Flow, v. i.]

1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

A covenant never to destroy
The earth again by flood.

2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; — opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

4. Menstrual disharge; menses. Harvey.

Flood anchor(Naut.) , the anchor by which a ship is held while the tide is rising.Flood fence, a fence so secured that it will not be swept away by a flood.Flood gate, a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing, a body of water; a tide gate.Flood mark, the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark.Flood tide, the rising tide; — opposed to ebb tide.The Flood, the deluge in the days of Noah.

(Flood), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Flooding.]

1. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

2. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.

(Flood"age) n. Inundation. [R.] Carlyle.

(Flood"er) n. One who floods anything.

(Flood"ing), n. The filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess.

2. (Med.) An abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus. Dunglison.

(Flook) n. A fluke of an anchor.

(Flook"an Flu"kan) , n. (Mining) See Flucan.

(Flook"y) a. Fluky.

(Floor) n. [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

Flogging chisel

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