Definitions

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  • n. A fan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fan.
  • n. A fan. See flabellum.

Etymologies

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Latin flabellum a fan, diminutive of flabrum a breeze, from flare to blow.

Examples

  • Earwicker, that patternmind, that paradigmatic ear, receptoretentive as his of Dionysius, longsuffer - ing although whitening under restraint in the sititout corner of his conservatory, behind faminebuilt walls, his thermos flask and ripidian flabel by his side and a walrus whiskerbristle for a tusk-pick, compiled, while he mourned the flight of his wild guineese,

    Finnegans Wake

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