Flogging chisel (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 destroyMilton.
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,Shak.
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.]
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