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fife, faif, n. A small shrill-toned flute-
like maraal wind-instrument.— fl'fer, n.

flrteen^, fif'ttn'. I. a. Consisting of
five more than ten. II. n. The sum of
ten and five, or the symbols (15 or XV>
representing this number. — fifteenth'^

I, a. 1. Fifth in order after the tenth. 2-
Being one of fifteen equal parts of a thing.

I I, n. One of fifteen equal parts of anything.
fifib, fifth. I. a. 1. Next in order after

the fourth. 2. Bemg one of five equal

papd, ^sk; at, fiir; el^m^nt, thSy, usf ge; It, |, i (ee); o, oh; erat^r, er; fiil],rfUe; hvt^

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IMTts of a thing. II. n. One of Ave
eqnal parts of anything.— liflh'ly, adv.

fil'^tjr, lif'ti. I. a. Conflifiiting of ten more
than forty or five times ten. II. n.
Irnr'TUis*, pi.] 1. The snm of ten and
forty; five times ten. 2. The symbols
representing this nomber.— flftl-eth. I.
a. 1. Tenth in order after the fortieth. S.
Beine one of fifty equal parts of a thing.
II. n. One of fifty equal parts.

ASt fig« n. The small sweet frait of a tree,
cnltivated in warm climates; also, the tree.

fielftt, fait, V. [fought, fdt; fioht'ino.]
1. t. To contend with; carry on (a con-
test); direct in battle. II. i. To contend
or strive; give battle.

flglftt, n. Strife; battle, conflict; combat.
— flffht^er, n.— tkghtnng, I. a. Quali-
fied, eqolpped, or read/ to fight; pertaining


n. Strife;

to or used for coi
battle; conflict.

fiS^ment, flg'ment, n. Something- im-
agined or feigned; a fiction.

llgpure, fig'yur, v. [pio'ubed; pio'tir-
iNG.] I. r. 1 . To form an ima^e of; de-

Sict: imagine. 2. To mark with figures.
;. To compute; calculate. 4. To sjrm-
bolize; prefigure. II. i. 1. To make a
' figure; oe conspicuous. 2. To compute;
cipher. — fli^ur-a-tiv(e, a. 1. Metaphor-
ical; symboflc; ornate; florid. 9. Pertaining
to form or figure, -ly, adv. •ness* n.
ike^VLre^n. 1. Shape; appearance. 2. A
drawing or other representation; figura-
tive language ; a metaphor ; a type. 3 . An
active or conspicuous person; distinction.

4. A numeral; hence, amount; price.

5. One of the r^^^ar movements of a
dance in which a certain set of steps is

fiPa-ffree, n. Same as fiuobkx.
fll'a-ment, fiPamgnt, n. A fine thread

or fiber. — fll^'^a-meii^toua, a. Thread-like.
flFbert, fil'b^ n. The nut of the hazel.
fllclt S filch, vt. To steal in small amounts ;

flle», fcul. I. vt. [pilbd; pi'ling.] To

cut or sharpen with a file. II. n. A hard

steel abrading histrument.
file*. I. vt. &vi. 1 . To put on file, as pa-

Sers. il. To march in file, as soldiers.
I. n. 1 • Any device to keep papers in
order for reference. 2. A collection of
papers arranged for reference. 3. Mil.
A row of men standing or marching one
behind another. 4. A roll; list. *

filial, fll'yal, a. Of, pertainmg to, or be-
fitting a son or daughter; due to parents.
Al^l-gree, fil'i-gri, n. Delicate orna-

mental work; anything fanciful but un*

flatus, foi'ling, n. 1* The act of using a
file. 2, A particle removed by a file.

Fll^l-pl^no, fllM-pt'no. n. r-irA,/cm.] An
Inhabitant of the Philippine Islands.

fill, fil. 1, vt.&vi. 1 • To make or becomo
full. 2. To occupy; pervade. 3. To satisfy;
glut. II. n. That which fills; a supply-

fiPlet, fil'et, n. 1 . A narrow band, as foir
binding the hair. 2. A strip of lean meat*

fliaip, fil'ip. I». vt. To strike by or as
by a fillip. II. n. A snap or blow with
the end of a finger; hence, incitement.

fll'ly, fil'i, n. [piL'LiEs*, »/.] 1. A young
mare. 2. A bold or lively young woman.

film, film, n. A thin coating, laver, or
membrane. — Hhn.vt. & vi.— fllma-nesa,
n.— flimsy, a. Like a film; gauzy.

flitter, fil'tgr. I. vt. & vi. To pass through
a filter; separate by a filter. II. n. A
strainer for clearing or purifying liquids.

— liFtrate, fil'trfit. i, vt. [fil^tba.*-
TEDd; fil'tra'tinq.] To filter. II, n..
The liquid separated by filtration.— fll-tra^*<
tlon* n. The act or process of filtering.

flltli, filth, n. Anything that soils or de
files; defilement; nastiness; dirt. — fllth^yi
a. [filth'i-er; filth'i-bst.] Of the na
ture of or containing filth; foul; obscene. -
filth^-Iy, adv.— flUh^-ness, n.

fln, fin, n. A membranous extension front,
the body of a fish or other aquatic animal.

— finaess, a. Without fins.

fl^nal, fai'ncd, a. 1. Pertaining to thd
end; ultimate; last; conclusive. 2. Be-
lating to the end aimed at; as, a Jlnat
cause.— fl-iiaFi.ty,n. [-ties', /rf.] The
state of being final; a final or decisive act
offer, etc.— li^nal-ly, adv.

fl-na^e, ft-nd'lg, n. The last act, part,
scene, or movement; end.

fl-nance^, fi-nans', n. The science ol
monetary affairs; pecuniarv resources;
funds; revenue.— fl-nanMai, fi-nan'shol,
a. Of or pertaining to finance; monetary.
— fl-nan'cial-iyt adv.— fin^an-cier^,
fin'an-sfr', n. One skilled In or occupied
with financial affairs.

fi neb, finch, n. A small
seed-eating bird, as a
sparrow, goldfinch, or

find, foind, vt. & vi.
[found, found; find'-
iNo.] 1. To discover Finoh i/*
accidentally or by *^°^°- /«
search or studv; learn by experience; per-
ceive* ascertain. 2. Law. To decide ju-
dicially. 3. To furnish; provide; support

Or; fifltl^re (future); aisle; au (out); ell; c (k); cliat; dli (the); so; sins, i^ik; tliln.

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■fines fcdn» vt. [pined; pi'ninq.] To

poniish by fine; mulct.
ifine^, vt & vi. To make or become fine,

pore, thin, or Blender: with down.— A'ner,

n. A refiner.
<Ane, a. [fi'ner: fi'nest.] 1. Excellent;

el^ant. 2. Light or delicate; thin; keen;

jetoed; sensitive; nice; pure. 3. Showy.
•ly, adv. -ness* n.— fi'ner-y, n.

[-IBS', pL\ Showy decoration.
fine, n. A penalty in money,
fl-nesse^, fi-nes'. 1, vi. [fi-nessbd^^ fi-

NEss'iNO.] To use artifice. II. n. Subtle

contrivance; artifice; artfulness; skill.
fin^g^er, fiv'ggr. I. vt. & vi. To toy or

tamper with. II. n. One of the digits

of the hand, excluding or including the

thumb.— fln'ger»board", n. A keyboard.
fin^t-cal, fin'i-col, a. Ovemice or fastidi-
ous in dress, manners, etc. -ly, adv.
fi'nlSt fal'nls or fl'nls, n. The end.
fin^lsb , fin'ish. I*, vt. & vi. To end; perfect

finally or in detail; complete; cease. II. n.

Conclusion; completion; perfection in de-
tail; polish.
fi^nlte, fai'nait. I. a. Having bdhnds

or limits: opposed to infinite; limited;

bounded. II. n. That which is finite.
— fi'nite-ly, adc— fl^nite-ness, n.

The state or quality of being finite.
fin^ny, fin'i, a. Having fins; fishlike.
fiord, fySrd, n. A long and narrow arm

of the sea, with high rocky banks.
^JTy ffir, n. An evergreen tree of the pine

family. fir'«

fire, fair, v.

[fired: fir'-

ING.] I. t. 1.

To set on fire;
kindle; bake, as
pottery; dis-
charge, as a fire-
arm; impel, as
from a gun 'hurl.
a. To inflame;
excite. II. i.
1. To take fire; j
be kindled, in- i
flamed, or exci- i
ted. 2. To dis-
charge firearms.
fire, n. 1. The
evolution of heat
and light by
burnmg; flame; Fir-tree and Cono.
flash: fuel as

burnmg. %, The discharge of firearms,
3. Intensity; ardor; passion; vivacity. 4.

Affliction; trial.— llre'ann'^, n. A weapon
from which missile is burled, as by gun-
powder.— fire-brand ^, n. A burning
piece of wood.— f.cbrlckt n. A brick
made of fire-clay.- f'.cciay, n. Clay con-
taining nothing fusi Die.— 1. (Company, n.
A company of men employed to extlnguisb
fires.- f. (damp, n. An explosive gas gen-
erated In coal«mlnes.— f.censlne, n. An
engine for pumping water through hose to
extinguish fires. — f.cescape, n. A ladder
or other device furnishing a means of escape
from a burning building.— fire^fly"', «. A
winged, luminous Insect.— fire-man, n.
[fire'men, pZ.] 1. One who aids In ex-
tinguishing fires, id. A flre-tender, as on a
locomotive; a stoker .—f.spr oof, a. Proof
against fire; Incombustible.— fire-side'^, n.
The hearth or space about the fireplace;
hence, home.— f .« wood, n. Wood used, or
fit to use, as f uel.— fire-irork'", n. 1.
A combustible or explosive, to be fired for
display. 2. pl. A pyrotechnic display.
flr^kln, fgr'kin, n. 1. A wooden vessel
for lard, etc. 2. [Eng.] A measure, one-
fourth of a barrel. ,
firm, ffirm. I. a. Compact; unyielding;
Bolid; stable; steadfast; determined; vig-
orous; resolute. II. n. A partnership;
business house, -ly, adv* -neag, n. .
fir-ma-meut, fer'ma-ment, n. The ex-
panse of heaven; sky.— flr''ma-inen-tal,fl.
first, f erst. I. a. Before all others; earliest;
nearest; leadmg; chief ; best. II. n. That
which is first. III. adv. In the first
place; earlier; rather; sooner.— flrst'sclass.
a. Belonging to the first class; of the highest
rank or best quality, f.srate^.— flrat'ling,
n. The one first bom, as of a fiock.-
first^lyi adv. Same as first, adv.
firth, fgrtn, n. Same as frith.
fis^cal, fis'cal. I. a. Pertaining to the
treasury or finances of a government; fi-
nancial. II. n. A financial secretary.
— fisc, n. The treasury as of a state.
fisliS fish, V. l,t. 1 . To catch, or try to
catch, fish in (a stream or the like). 2 . To
catch, as fish, in or under water; search for
and bring to light: often with up or out.
II. i. To catch, or try to catch, fish; be
employed in catching fish. — flsli'er, n.
One who fishes; a fisherman. — fiah'er-
man, n. [-men, pl.} One who catches fish;
a fisher.- flBh'er-y,«. [-iKs«,pi.| l.The
operation or business of catching flan; flshlDg
Industry. 2. A place for fishing.— flsh'ingi
n. The act or operation of catching fish.
fisb, fish, n. [fish or fish'es, pl.l !• ^
vertebrate animal with permanent giUe^
adapted to live under water. 2. Loosely,
any animal habitually living in the water.
— fish'chook^, n. A hook for catching
fishon allnc.— fish^mon^ger, flsh'mu?*

papa, 9sk; at, air; element, th6y, usgge; It, g, t (ee); o, oh; erat^r, «p; full, rille; but,

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gsr.n. A dealer In fish.— llsh'y, a. 1. Of,
pertalnins to, or like fish. ^, Abounding In
fish.— figta'l-ness, n.

fls'snre, fish'l^. I. vt, & vi. [fis'surbd;
ns'suB-iNo.l To crack; split II. ». A
narrow opening; cleft; crevice.

fist, fist, n. The clenched hand.— list'l-
cnlT', n. A cull with the fist; In the plural,
a fight with fists.

fis^tn-la, fis'chu-la or -tu-la, n. A long
narrow canal caused by diseased action.
— fis^tu-lar, a.

fit, fit, V. [fit'ted*; fit'ting.J I. ^ 1 .
To render suitable; adapt; prepare; equip:
commonly with otit or up. 2. To be of
the proper size and shape for. 3. To be
suitable for; befit. II. i. 1. To be of
the proper size, shape, etc.; be suitable,
proper, or becoming. 2. To receive suit-
able eauipment.— nt'ter, n,

fit, a. Ipit'tbr; pit'test.] Adapted to a
purpose; adequate; competent; suitable;
appropriate.— fit'ly, adv. In a fit manner;
properly.— flt'ness* n.

fit'y, n. A convulsion; spasm: mood; ca-
price.— flt^fal, a. Occurring in fits; spas-
modic, -ly, adv. -nesSf n.

flt^, n. Adjustment; suitability; adaptation.

fit^ttns, fifing. I. pa. Fit or suitable;
proper; appropriate. II. n. 1. The act
of adjusting. 2. pi. Fixtures.— flt'tlng-
ly, adv.— flt^tinir-ness, n.

five, faiv. I. a. Consisting of one more
than four. 11, n. 1. The sum of four
and one. 2 . A symbol denoting this num-
ber, as 5 or V.— flve'fold'^. I. a. Five
times as much or as great. II. adv. In a
fivefold manner or degree.

fix*, fix, V. 1. t. 1 . To fasten or secure
firmly; make firm; establish; settle; deter-
mine; solidify. 2. To direct steadily and

intently, as t*- * "" ""t

in order; ad

manently; h

lize; solldlf

The act of fij 1;

stability.— fl

fastened; set ^

Ing nearly t i,


ed-ness, fl: e

state of belDi i;

stability.— fl

Anything fii «

fjord, n. Same as fiobd.

flab^by, flab'i, a. Lacking muscle; flac-
cid; languid; feeble.— flal?bl-ly, adv.—
flab^l-ness, n.

flac'cld, flac'sid, a. Lacking firmness or
elasticity; fiabby. -ly, arfv.- flac-ddl-
tyt flac'cld-ness, n.

flag^flag,1;^ [flagged; rLAo'eiNO.] To

signal by a fiag.
flag*, vt. To pave with flagstones.
flag:*, vi. To grow languid; become tired;

droop; drag.













scourge.-^ flag'^el-la^tion, n.

flage'o-let''',flai'o-lef, n. A musical in-
strument resembling the flute.

fla-sl^ttons, fla-jish'us, a. Flagrantly
wio^ed; atrocious; heinous. -ly, adv,
-nesB, n.

flag^on, flag'mi, n. A vessel with a handle
and a narrow mouth, used to serve liquors.

fla'g;rant, fle'grant, a. Openly scandal-
ous; notorious; neinous. -ly, adv.

flag/stone^, fiag'ston', n. A broad, fiat
stone suitable for foot-pavements.

flail, fi§l, n. An implement for separating
grain from chafl by oeating.

flake, flgk. l.vt.&vi. [flaked*; flan-
king.] To peel off in flakes; fleck. II.
n. A small flat fragment; scale; fleck.

Resembling or con-
sisting of flakes; sep- !
arable Into flakes.— |
fla'kl-ness, n.

flam^beau, flam'-
bo, n. [flam'-
BBAUX, flam'boz,
pi.] Afiaringtorch.

flame, figm. I. vi.
[flamed; pla'-
iiiNo.ll. To blaze;
shine like a flame;
flash. 2. To burst

forth, as in violence . „«w«o« -i7ia».in«^
ofpaision. II. «. American Flamingo.

1. A stream of va- '*

por or gas made Inminous by heat; a blaze.

2. Bzcitement, as from rage, strife, or pas-
sion; an ardent affection; passionate love.

Or; flflt|f|ire(fatiiTe); aisle; au (out); oil; c (k); eliat; dliCtAe); go; eing, i^Oc; tUn.

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fla-mln'so.fla-miQ'gO, n. Along^ecked,
sinall-boaied bird of a red color, having
very long legs, webbed feet, and a bent
bill. Bee illas. on preceding pajge.

flange, flanj, n. A projecting rim or edge,
as on a cartwheel.

flank, fla^k. I. vt. &vi. 1. To border.
2. Mil. To torn, guard, or threaten the
flank (of). II. a. Pertaiaing to the
flank or side. III. n. 1. The part of an
animal's side between the ribs and the hip.
2. The side of anything, as of an army.

flan^nel, flannel, n. A loosely woven
woolen staff with soft, nap«like surface.

flap, flap. I. vt. & vi. [flapped^; flap'-
PXNG.] 1. To strike, or strike at, as with
a wing. 2, To move to and fro rapidly,
as wings; swing or wave; droop. II. n.

I . A broad, limber, and loosely hanging
part or attachment 2. The act of flaj)-
ping; alight blow.— flap^per, flap'gr, n.

flare, flar. I. vt. & vi. [flared; flab'-
ingJ 1. To bum fiercely and fitfully.
2» To display ostentatiously: make a
show. 3. To spread outward like the
sides of a funnel. II. n. 1. A bright
but unsteady light ; show ; ostentation. 2 .
A spreading outward, as of the sides of a

flasli, flash. I*, vt. & vi. To send or
burst forth, as a sudden briliiant light.

II. a. Relating to or connected with
thieves or thieves^ talk; cheap and tawdry;
loud. III. n. 1 . A sudden and transient
blaze; eleam; outburst, as of wit, anger,
etc. 2» A moment; instant.— flash'*
lights n. 1. A light shown only at inter-
vals. 2. A brief and brilliant light for ta-
king photographs.— flash^y. a. Preten-
tious; showy; tawdry.— flash^l-lyf adv.—
flash^l-ness, n.

flask, fl.gsk, n. A small bottle or the like.

flat, flat, vt. & vi. [flat'tbd*; flat'-
TiNQ.] To lower: flatten.

flat, a. 1. Level; prostrate. 2, Posi-
tive; absolute. 3. Monotonous; dull. 4.
Mus. Below pitch.— flat'*l'^ron, n. An
iron with a smooth, polished under surface
for smoothing cloth.— flat«ly, odr.- flat-
ness* n.— flat'ten, flat'n, vt. & vi. To
make or become flat.— flat^wise^, flat'-
walz', adv. With the flat side downward or
next to another object, flat'ways^'^t.

flat^, n. 1. A level; low land washed by
the tide; shoal. 2. Anything that is flat;
the flat side of a thing. 3. mus. A tone
a half step lower than a tone from which
it Is named, repreisented by the charac-
ter b. [ment.

flat>, n. A set of rooms on one floor ; apart-

flat, flat, adv. In a level position; so as to
be flat; flatly.

flat'ter, flaVgr, v. T, t. 1 . To praise
unduly or insincerely; fawn on; cajole. 3.
To encourage with visionary hopes; delude.
II. i. To use fulsome or undue praise.

— flat'ter-er, n. One who flatters.—
flat'ter-y, n. [-iss>,p;.] Undue or insin-
cere praise; adulation.

flaunt, fldnt. I<^. vt. & vi. To dismay
ostentatiously; parade. II. n. l.The
act of flaunting. 2, A boast; vaunt.

fla^Tor, fl6'v»^ I. vt. To impart flavor
to. II. n. ?rhe taste of a thing, espe-
cially if pleasant: often used flgurativelv.
fla^Tonr^. [crack.

flair, fle, vt. To make flaws in; mar;

fla'vri, n. An inherent defect; weak spot;
crack; fissure.— flawless, a. Having no

flaur*, n. A sudden puff of wind; a tran-
sient wind«storm.

flax, flax, n. I. The soft flber obtained
from the bark of the flax«plant. 2. An
annual plant having a muci-
laginous seed, called /aa»e6<2
OTlinseedj and a flbrous inner
bark.— flax^en, a. Of, per-
taining to. or made of flax; uke
flax; of a light golden color.

flay, fl6, vt. To strip off the
skin from; skin.

flea, flt, n. A parasitic wing
less insect, having limbs
adapted for leaping and a
head armed with olood-suck-
ing organs.

fleck, flee. l},vt. To spot:
dapple. II. n. A dot or
streak; dapple.— fleck^less,
a. Spotless: stainless. _.. ^

flec^tlon, flec'shnn, n. The ^**^
act of bending; a curved or bent part

fled, fled, imp. & pp. of flxx, v.

fledge, flej, vi. [fledged: fledo'ing.]
To acquire feathers enough for flight.

— fledg^lins. I. a. Just fledged; hence,
little known, as a young poet. ll. n. A
young bird Just fledged.— fledge^llnst*

flee, flt, V. [fled, fled; flee'ing.] 1. 1.
To run away from; shun; avoid. II. i
To seek safety in flight; nm away.

fleece, flts. T,vt. [fleeced^; flxe'chtg.]

1. To shear off the fleece from; swindle.

2. To cover as with a fleece. II, n. The
woolly covering of a sheep.— flee'cy, a.
Pertaining to, liKe, or covered with a fleece.

fleer, fltr. I. vi. & vi. To jeer at; deride.
II. n. Derision; a leer.

papA, gsk; at, air; element, thdy, us^ge; it, |, i (ee); o, 6h; orator, «r; fnll, riile; but,

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fleefi, flit, vi. To fly or pass swiftly.—
fleet^lnff. »a. Passing quickly; transitory.

fleet, a. Moving, or capable of moving,
swiftly; rapid; nimble; swift, -ly, adv.
-ness« n. [as ships of war.

fleet, n. A number of vessels in company,

fiesli, flesh. I^. vt. To glut with flesh;
satiate; also, to tempt with a taste of flesh,
as a dog; embolden with success; flush.
II. n. The softer tissues of an animal
body; the soft part of fruits and vegetables;
the body as opposed to the soul; the car-
nal or smful nature; the human race.

— flesh^i-ness, n. Plumpness; corpu-
lence.— flesh ^ li - ness, n. Carnality.—
flesh^ly* a. Pertaining to the body: cor-
poreal; carnal; worldly; human.— flesn'yt a.
[FLKSH'i-ERjrLESH'i-BST.J 1, Having much
flesh; corpulent; succulent, as a plant, id*
Pertaining to flesh or to the carnal nature;
composed of flesh.

flear^«de*lls^, flur'-de-ll', n.
DB-LiB', pi.] A heraldic de-
Yice, the bearing of the for-
mer royal family of France.

flewt fllfl, (mp. of FLY, V.

fleabLflez. It. vt. To bend;
BUDiect to flexure. II. n.
A bend; flexure.— flex'1-
bin.ty, n. flex'i-bKe-


fi e x^i on . Same as fleotioit.

flex^ure, flex'yur, n. A bending; bent
part; turn; curve; fold.

flick, flic. It. vt. To give a flip to. II.
n. A quick, light stroke, as witn a whip.

fllck^er, flik's^ vi. To be unsteady or
wavering, as a flame.

fllck'ers n. A waving or fluctuating light;
a flickering or fluttering motion.

fllck^er^ n. The golden-winged wood-
pecker of eastern North America.

fli'er, (.flai'gr, n. That which flies; a fly-

fly'er, j Ing bird; a fugitive.

flislit, flait, n. 1. The act, process, or
power of flying or of fleeing; swift move-
ment; the distance traveled, as by a pro-
jectile. 2. A flock or swarm of flying
creatures. 3. A lofty and sustained effort.
4. An ascent or series, as of stairs.

fkl^UVy, flalt'i, a. Capricious; giddy; de-
lirious.— flight^i-ly ,a(2t7.— flighta-ness, n.

fllm^sy, flim'zl, a. [plihi'si-br; flim'si-
BST.l Thin and weak; ineffective.
— flim'si-ly, adr.— flim'si-nesSf n.

fllncliS flinch, vi. To shrink back, as
from pain or danger; waver; wince.

fllns, fling, V; [fluko, flmig; fling'ino.]
I. F. 1 . To cast with force ; throw ; hurl ;
sling; emit freely. 2. To throw to the
ground; overpower. II, i. To throw a
missile; cast aspersions; flout; start and
rush with impatience; dash; flonnce.

fllns, n. 1 . The act of castmg out, down,
or away; a sneering insinuaBon; asper-
sion. 2. A kick, flounce, or leap; a lively
Scotch dance. 3. Free range for indul-
sence; dash; swagger.

fllut, flint, n. A hard, dull-colored variety
of quartz; a piece of such stone, shaped
for some purpose. — flhit«lock, n. A gun*
lock that fires the charge by a spark pro-
duced by the striking of flint on steel.—
flint-lock, n. A firearm, as a musket, with
a fllnt.lock. — flint'i-ness, n.— flint'y,
a. [riiiNT'i-BB; flint'i-est.] Made of,
containing, or resembling filnt; hard; cruel;

flip, flip, vt. [flifpbd*; plip'ping.] To
snap or flick; toss or strike lightly and

fll p ^ n. A quick movement of the hand or
flnger; indden toss; snap; flick. Fared.

fllp^, n. A hot drink of ale, spiced and sug;

fllp'pant, flip'ont, a. Light, pert, and
trifling.— flip'pan-cy, n. flip-pant-ness^.
— fliiPpant-Iy, adv.

fllp-per, flip'gr, n. A limb used to swim
with, as in seals, turtles, etc.

flirt", flfirt, V. I. t. To fling; jerk. II.
i. 1 . To- make love for mere amusement;
coquet. 2. To flounce; act flippantly.

— flir-ta-tion, n. Insincere love-ma-
king, flirt-inirt.

flirt, n. 1. One who flirts; a coquette;

trifler. 2. The act of flirting; a toss; fling.
flit, flit, vi. [flit'tbdO; flit'ting.] To

fly rapidly and lightly; dart; skim.

— flit-tinff, n. [and cured.
flltcli, flich, 71. A side (of a hog) salted
float", flot, V. I. ^. 1. To keep iip on or

in a fluid. 2. To put in circulation; flnd
a market for. II. i. To be supported
or carried along by a liquid or gas; move
lightly and freely.-^ float'er, n.

float, n. An object that floats or buoys up

flock, flee. I^ vi. To assemble; congre-
gate. II. w. 1. A company or herd of
animals, as sheep or birds. 2. A congrega-
tion, church, or parish.

floe, flo, n. A mass of floating polar ice.

flOIS, flog, V^. [flogged; FLOO'OING.] To

chastise with a rod; whip.— flog-glng, n.
flood", flud, V. 1. 1. To inundate; deluge;
supply to excess. II. i. To rise to or oe
at the flood; overflow.

flr; fifitg^reCfutnre); aisle; an i<mt); ell; c (k); cliat; dli (thei); go; sins, i^ik; tlilii.

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flood, fiud, n. 1. A freshet; inundation;
deluee. 2. The tide at its height; high tide.
3. A copious flow, as of sunlight; abun-
dant or excessive supply;— ll<MMl^<gate^'',
n. A gate for regulating the flow of water;
any removable restraint for an outpouring,
as of contention or vice.

floor, flOr. I. vt. 1. To provide with a
floor. 2 . To throw to the floor ; overthrow ;
vanquish. II. n. 1 . The bottom surface
in a room or building; also, a story. 2.
Space appropriated to members; the right
to speak.— floor^ing, n. 1. Material for
a floor. 2. Floors collectively; a floor.

flopt flop, v. & n. Same as flap.

flo^ra, flO'ra, n. 1. The aggregate of
plants of a country. 2. [FJ Worn. Myth.
The goddess of flowers.— ffo'ral, a. Of,
like, or pertaining to flowers.

flo-res^cence, flo-res'gns, n. Bot. 1.
The state of being in blossom. 2. Inflo-
rescence.- flo-res^cent, a. Expanding
Into flowers.

flor^td, fler'id, a. 1. Having a bright col-
or; of a lively red. 2. Excessively ornate;
flowery. — flo-rid^i-ty, n. flor^itf-ness^.

flor'tn, fler'in. n. A European silver coin;
also, a gold coin of Tuscany.

flo^rlst, flO'rist,.n. A grower of or dealer
in flowers.

floss^fles, n. 1. Floss-silk. 2. The silk
of some plants, as Indian com.— floss^*
sllk^f n. A soft, downy emhroldery-sllk.
— fiosB^y, a. Of, pertaining^ to, or like

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