(Flume) n. [Cf. OE. flum river, OF, flum, fr. L. flumen, fr. fluere to flow. &radic84. See Fluent.]
A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical
channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.
(Flu"mi*nous) a. [L. flumen, fluminis, river.] Pertaining to rivers; abounding in streama.
(Flum"mer*y) n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water
until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.]
1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.
Milk and flummery are very fit for children.Locke.
2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.
The flummery of modern criticism.J. Morley.
(Flung) imp. & p. p. of Fling.
(Flunk) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flunked (flu&nsmkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Flunking.] [Cf. Funk.] To fail,
as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through fear.
(Flunk), v. t. To fail in; to shirk, as a task or duty. [Colloq. U.S.]
(Flunk), n. A failure or backing out; specifically a total failure in a recitation. [U.S.]
(Flun"ky) n.; pl. Flunkies (- kiz). [Prob. fr. or akin to flank.] [Written also flunkey.]
1. A contemptuous name for a liveried servant or a footman.
2. One who is obsequious or cringing; a snob.
3. One easily deceived in buying stocks; an inexperienced and unwary jobber. [Cant, U.S.]
(Flun"ky*dom) n. The place or region of flunkies. C. Kingsley.
(Flun"ly*ism) n. The quality or characteristics of a flunky; readiness to cringe to those who are
superior in wealth or position; toadyism. Thackeray.
(Flu"o-) (Chem.) A combining form indicating fluorine as an ingredient; as in fluosilicate, fluobenzene.
(Flu`o*bo"rate) n. [Cf. F. fluoborate.] (Chem.) A salt of fluoboric acid; a fluoboride.
Fluoridic acid (Chem.), a double fluoride, consisting essentially of a solution of boron fluoride, in hydrofluoric
acid. It has strong acid properties, and is the type of the borofluorides. Called also borofluoric acid.
(Flu`o*bo"ric) a. [Fluo- boric: cf. F. fluoborique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or
consisting of, fluorine and boron.
(Flu`o*bo"ride) n. (Chem.) See Borofluoride.
(Flu`o*ce"rine Flu`o*ce"rite) , n. [Fluo- + cerium.] (Min.) A fluoride of cerium, occuring
near Fahlun in Sweden. Tynosite, from Colorado, is probably the same mineral.
(Flu`o*hy"dric) a. [Fluo- + hydrogen.] (Chem.) See Hydrofluoric.