Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Flobert noun (Gun.) A small cartridge designed for target shooting; -- sometimes called ball cap .

Flobert rifle , a rifle adapted to the use of floberts.

Floccillation noun [ Latin floccus a flock of wool. Confer Flock of wool.] (Medicine) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; -- an alarming symptom in acute diseases. Dunglison.

Floccose adjective [ Latin floccosus . Confer 2d Flock , noun ]
1. Spotted with small tufts like wool. Wright.

2. (Botany) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.

Floccular adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the flocculus.

Flocculate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flocculated ; present participle & verbal noun Flocculating .] (Geol.) To aggregate into small lumps.

Flocculate adjective (Zoology) Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.

Flocculate transitive verb To convert into floccules or flocculent aggregates; to make granular or crumbly; as, the flocculating of a soil improves its mechanical condition.

When applied to clay soils it [ lime] binds the small particles together, or flocculates them.
I. P. Roberts.

Flocculation noun (Geol.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

Floccule noun [ See Flocculus .]
1. A detached mass of loosely fibrous structure like a shredded tuft of wool.

2. (Chemistry) Specif.: A small particle of an insoluble substance formed in a liquid by the union of smaller particles.

Flocculence noun The state of being flocculent.

Flocculent adjective [ See Flock of wool.]
1. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly. Gray.

2. (Zoology) Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds.

Flocculent adjective (Chemistry) Having a structure like shredded wool, as some precipitates.

Flocculus noun ; plural Flocculi . [ New Latin , dim. of Latin floccus a lock or flock of wool.] (Anat.) A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.

Floccus noun ; plural Flocci . [ Latin , a flock of wool.]
1. (Zoology) (a) The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds.

2. (Botany) A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.

Flock noun [ Anglo-Saxon flocc flock, company; akin to Icelandic flokkr crowd, Swedish flock , Danish flok ; probably orig. used of flows, and akin to English fly . See Fly .]
1. A company or collection of living creatures; -- especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl. Milton.

The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks .
2 Macc. xiv. 14.

2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.

As half amazed, half frighted all his flock .
Tennyson.

Flock intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flocked ; present participle & verbal noun Flocking .] To gather in companies or crowds.

Friends daily flock .
Dryden.

Flocking fowl (Zoology) , the greater scaup duck.

Flock transitive verb To flock to; to crowd. [ Obsolete]

Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.
Taylor (1609).

Flock noun [ Middle English flokke ; confer Dutch vlok , German flocke , Old High German floccho , Icelandic flōki , perhaps akin to English flicker , flacker , or confer Latin floccus , French floc .]
1. A lock of wool or hair.

I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [ pommel].
Shak.

2. Woolen or cotton refuse ( sing. or plural ), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.

3. Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.

Flock bed , a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine. "Once a flock bed , but repaired with straw." Pope. -- Flock paper , paper coated with flock fixed with glue or size.

Flock transitive verb To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.

Flockling noun A lamb. [ Obsolete] Brome (1659).

Flockly adverb In flocks; in crowds. [ Obsolete]

Flockmel adverb [ Anglo-Saxon flocm...lum . See Meal part.] In a flock; in a body. [ Obsolete]

That flockmel on a day they to him went.
Chaucer.

Flocky adjective Abounding with flocks; floccose.

Floe (flō) noun [ Confer Danish flag af iis, iis flage , Swedish flaga , flake , is flaga , is flake . See Flag a flat stone.] A low, flat mass of floating ice.

Floe rat (Zoology) , a seal ( Phoca fœtida ).

Flog (flŏg) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flogged (flŏgd); present participle & verbal noun Flogging (-gĭng).] [ Confer Scot. fleg blow, stroke, kick, Anglo-Saxon flocan to strike, or perhaps from Latin flagellare to whip. Confer Flagellate .] To beat or strike with a rod or whip; to whip; to lash; to chastise with repeated blows.

Flogger noun
1. One who flogs.

2. A kind of mallet for beating the bung stave of a cask to start the bung. Knight.

Flogging adjective & noun from Flog , transitive verb

Flogging chisel (Machinery) , a large cold chisel, used in chipping castings. -- Flogging hammer , a small sledge hammer used for striking a flogging chisel.

Flon noun plural See Flo . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Flong (? or ?), obsolete imperfect & past participle of Fling .

Flong noun [ Of the same origin as flawn , flan , a metal disk.] (Stereotyping) A compressed mass of paper sheets, forming a matrix or mold for stereotype plates.

Flood noun [ Middle English flod a flowing, stream, flood, Anglo-Saxon flōd ; akin to Dutch vloed , Old Saxon flōd , Old High German fluot , German flut , Icelandic flōð , Swedish & Danish flod , Goth. flōdus ; from the root of English flow . √80. See Flow , intransitive verb ]
1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.

A covenant never to destroy
The earth again by flood .
Milton.

2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb ; as, young flood ; high flood .

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood , leads on to fortune.
Shak.

3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.

4. Menstrual disharge; menses. Harvey.

Flood anchor (Nautical) , the anchor by which a ship is held while the tide is rising. -- Flood fence , a fence so secured that it will not be swept away by a flood. -- Flood gate , a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing, a body of water; a tide gate. -- Flood mark , the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark. -- Flood tide , the rising tide; -- opposed to ebb tide . -- The Flood , the deluge in the days of Noah.

Flood transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flooded ; present participle & verbal noun Flooding .]
1. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

2. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.

Floodage noun Inundation. [ R.] Carlyle.

Flooder noun One who floods anything.

Flooding noun The filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess.

2. (Medicine) An abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus. Dunglison.

Flook noun A fluke of an anchor.

Flookan, Flukan noun (Mining) See Flucan .

Flooky adjective Fluky.

Floor noun [ Anglo-Saxon fl...r ; akin to Dutch vloer , German flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icelandic fl...r floor of a cow stall, confer Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr , perhaps akin to Latin planus level. Confer Plain smooth.]
1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.

2. The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.

3. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.

4. A story of a building. See Story .

5. (Legislative Assemblies) (a) The part of the house assigned to the members. (b) The right to speak. [ U.S.]

» Instead of he has the floor , the English say, he is in possession of the house .

6. (Nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

7. (Mining) (a) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit. (b) A horizontal, flat ore body. Raymond.

Floor cloth , a heavy fabric, painted, varnished, or saturated, with waterproof material, for covering floors; oilcloth. -- Floor cramp , an implement for tightening the seams of floor boards before nailing them in position. -- Floor light , a frame with glass panes in a floor. -- Floor plan . (a) (Shipbuilding) A longitudinal section, showing a ship as divided at the water line. (b) (Architecture) A horizontal section, showing the thickness of the walls and partitions, arrangement of passages, apartments, and openings at the level of any floor of a house.

Floor transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Floored ; present participle & verbal noun Flooring .]
1. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.

Floored or crushed by him.
Coleridge.

3. To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination. [ Colloq.]

I've floored my little-go work.
T. Hughes.

Floorage noun Floor space.

Floorer noun Anything that floors or upsets a person, as a blow that knocks him down; a conclusive answer or retort; a task that exceeds one's abilities. [ Colloq.]

Floorheads noun plural (Nautical) The upper extermities of the floor of a vessel.

Flooring noun A platform; the bottom of a room; a floor; pavement. See Floor , noun Addison.

2. Material for the construction of a floor or floors.

Floorless adjective Having no floor.

Floorwalker noun One who walks about in a large retail store as an overseer and director. [ U.S.]

Flop transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flopped ; present participle & verbal noun Flopping .] [ A variant of flap .]
1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.

2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat. [ Colloq.] Fielding.

Flop intransitive verb
1. To strike about with something broad and flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops .

2. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground. [ Colloq.] Dickens.

Flop noun Act of flopping. [ Colloq.] W. H. Russell.

Floppy noun Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim. G. Eliot.