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(Flush"board`) n. Same as Flashboard.
1. A workman employed in cleaning sewers by flushing them with water.
2. (Zoöl.) The red-backed shrike. See Flasher.
1. A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; commonly in the [Eng.]
2. (Weaving) A surface formed of floating threads.
(Flush"ing*ly), adv. In a flushing manner.
(Flush"ness), n. The state of being flush; abundance.
(Flus"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flustered; p. pr. & vb. n. Flustering.] [Cf. Icel. flaustra to be
flustered, flaustr a fluster.] To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; hence, to throw into agitation
and confusion; to confuse; to muddle.
His habit or flustering himself daily with claret.Macaulay.
(Flus"ter), v. i. To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
The flstering, vainglorious Greeks.South.
(Flus"ter), n. Heat or glow, as from drinking; agitation mingled with confusion; disorder.
(Flus`ter*a"tion) n. The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; fluster. [Colloq.]
(Flus"trate) v. t. [See Fluster, v. t.] To fluster. [Colloq.] Spectator.
(Flus*tra"tion) n. The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry. [Colloq.] Richardson.
(Flute) n. [OE. floute, floite, fr. OF. flaüte, flahute, flahuste, F. flte; cf. LL. flauta, D. fluit. See
Flute, v. i.]
1. A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped
by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end,
and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole.
The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around.Pope.
2. (Arch.) A channel of curved section; usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels
used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n.
3. A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.
4. A long French breakfast roll. Simonds.
5. A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
Flute bit, a boring tool for piercing ebony, rosewood, and other hard woods. Flute pipe, an organ
pipe having a sharp lip or wind-cutter which imparts vibrations to the column of air in the pipe. Knight.