from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A section of New York City in northern Queens on western Long Island. Flushing Meadows was the site of two world's fairs (1939–1940 and 1964–1965) and the temporary headquarters of the United Nations (1946–1949).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In weaving, a thread which, in process of twilling, spans several threads of the warp without intersection; a floating.
  • noun A kind of stout woolen cloth.
  • noun The act of drenching with a copious flow; a washing out.
  • noun A glow of red, as in the face: as, the disease is characterized by frequent flushings of the face.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; -- commonly in the �
  • noun (Weaving) A surface formed of floating threads.


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