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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; -- commonly in the �
  • n. A surface formed of floating threads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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