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  • n. Plural form of flail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flail.


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  • The flails were the simplest of instruments, and were always seen with the same accompaniment -- the interior of a barn.

    The Life of the Fields

  • Every individual composing that mob carried some weapon calculated for defence, such as flails, scythes, sickles, bludgeons, &., and this mode of arming caused them to wear a most formidable appearance; while the passion that superstition had called up was strongly depicted in their inflamed features.

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 1

  • Whips: May also be called flails, floggers, and cat o’ nines.

    Come Hither

  • In a blanket party, the victim is restrained by having a blanket flung over him and held down at the corners while he sleeps, then the remaining members of the group strike him repeatedly with improvised "flails" (a sock or bath towel containing something solid, most commonly a bar of soap).

    Good As You

  • Silver Dragon Studio makes $50 flails out of novelty outsize D20s.

    Boing Boing

  • Rainbow Trout, Run -- An intensely wrought account of a fisherman who finds the old methods of flyfishing too confining and flails out at those who would prevent him from devising new strategies.


  • Alison flails about like a landed salmon trying to take off her skis.

    Why I don't ski

  • Alison yells and flails for 1.7 minutes, which is the time period between ski lift chairs passing directly overhead.

    Why I don't ski

  • Alison yells with forced good cheer and flails around for another 1.7 minutes.

    Why I don't ski

  • One of the coolest characters, like, ever, and he accidentally gets his jetpack damaged, flails around like a fool, falls into the Sarlacc, and the Sarlacc burps.

    What TV or movie death scenes have left you disappointed? |


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