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  • noun Plural form of flaming.


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  • Spectator in which he takes umbrage at his previous 'flamings' (orchestrated attacks by users).

    The First Post: Latest

  • [61] He came riding with his companions towards evening along the road which had suddenly abandoned its day-long straightness for wanton curves and ascents; and there, as an owl on the wing cried softly, beyond the tops of the spreading poplars was the west front, silver-grey, and quiet, inexpressibly quiet, with its worn, late - gothic "flamings" from top to bottom, as full of reverie to Gaston's thinking as the enchanted castle in a story-book.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • That certainly would cut down on the casual flamings, but part of the point of comments is that they can be a running conversation.

    Comments and the Washington Post « Scripting News Annex

  • So Lieberman is more reliably Democratic than a couple of his more centrist colleagues, Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Evan Bayh (D-IN), but neither of those men receives the tongue lashings and flamings that Lieberan receives regularly.

    Lieberman: Democrat on Everything But Iraq

  • The little creatures attacked each other with such fury, with such rapid changes of color from gray to green and from green to brown, with such unexpected mutations of shape from long and slender to short and squat, with such sudden dartings out and angry flamings of the transparent membrane beneath the throat, with such swift springs and flights and glancings to and fro, as were wonderful to see.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • Peasants 'wars, Anabaptist uprisings, and Jack Cade out-flamings.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • In him could be stirred up all the flamings and denunciations of righteousness; he would weep at a stage heroine's lost virtue, he could become lofty and contemptuous at the idea of dishonor.

    Flappers and Philosophers

  • How long would he pretend to play the moth to Helen Starratt's fitful flamings?

    Broken to the Plow

  • But to-night his little room was cold; unendurably cold; not even the flamings of genius could overcome its frigor; and hardly half an hour had passed before he became aware that his sanctum was altogether uninhabitable.


  • There will be occasional flamings-out of rage and despair, but they pass, and become progressively more infrequent.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood


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