Flourisher to Fluence

(Flour"ish*er) n. One who flourishes.

(Flour"ish*ing*ly), adv. In a flourishing manner; ostentatiously.

(Flour"y) a. Of or resembling flour; mealy; covered with flour. Dickens.

(Flout) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouting.] [OD. fluyten to play the flute, to jeer, D. fluiten, fr. fluit, fr. French. See Flute.] To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.

Phillida flouts me.

Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky.

(Flout), v. i. To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; — often with at.

Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.

(Flout), n. A mock; an insult.

Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn.

(Flout"er) n. One who flouts; a mocker.

(Flout"ing*ly), adv. With flouting; insultingly; as, to treat a lover floutingly.

(Flow) obs. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i. Chaucer.

(Flow) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowed (flod); p. pr. & vb. n. Flowing.] [AS. flowan; akin to D. vloeijen, OHG. flawen to wash, Icel. floa to deluge, Gr. plw`ein to float, sail, and prob. ultimately to E. float, fleet. &radic80. Cf. Flood.]

1. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.

2. To become liquid; to melt.

The mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Is. lxiv. 3.

3. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.

Those thousand decencies that daily flow
From all her words and actions.

4. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.

Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.

5. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.

In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.
Joel iii. 18.

The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.
Prof. Wilson.

6. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.

The imperial purple flowing in his train.
A. Hamilton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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