Flutter wheel, a water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats; — so called from the spattering, and the fluttering noise it makes.

(Flut"ter*er) n. One who, or that which, flutters.

(Flut"ter*ing*ly), adv. In a fluttering manner.

(Flut"y) a. Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.

(Flu"vi*al) a. [L. fluvialis, from fluvius river, fr. fluere to flow: cf.F. fluvial. See Fluent.] Belonging to rivers; growing or living in streams or ponds; as, a fluvial plant.

(Flu"vi*al*ist), n. One who exlpains geological phenomena by the action of streams. [R.]

(Flu`vi*at"ic) a. [L. fluviaticus. See Fluvial.] Belonging to rivers or streams; fluviatile. Johnson.

(Flu"vi*a*tile) a. [L. fluviatilis, fr. fluvius river: cf. F. fluviatile.] Belonging to rivers or streams; existing in or about rivers; produced by river action; fluvial; as, fluviatile starta, plants. Lyell.

(Flu`vi*o-ma*rine") a. [L. fluvius river + E. marine.] (Geol.) Formed by the joint action of a river and the sea, as deposits at the mouths of rivers.

(Flux) n. [L. fluxus, fr. fluere, fluxum, to flow: cf.F. flux. See Fluent, and cf. 1st & 2d Floss, Flush, n., 6.]

1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.

By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.

Her image has escaped the flux of things,
And that same infant beauty that she wore
Is fixed upon her now forevermore.

Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.

2. The setting in of the tide toward the shore, — the ebb being called the reflux.

3. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

4. (Chem. & Metal.) Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.

White flux is the residuum of the combustion of a mixture of equal parts of niter and tartar. It consists chiefly of the carbonate of potassium, and is white. — Black flux is the ressiduum of the combustion

1. To vibrate or move quickly; as, a bird flutters its wings.

2. To drive in disorder; to throw into confusion.

Like an eagle in a dovecote, I
Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli.

(Flut"ter), n.

1. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion; vibration; as, the flutter of a fan.

The chirp and flutter of some single bird
Milnes. .

2. Hurry; tumult; agitation of the mind; confusion; disorder. Pope.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.