from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. wearing clothes made of flannel; especially wearing cricket whites

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See flanneled.


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  • I had beaten the examiner in Little-go at second shot, and went up in the same term, to Trinity; where I played what is called the flannelled fool at cricket -- an old-fashioned game which I will describe to you one of these days --


  • Mr Cameron flannelled quite well: "Different countries, different history, and different stages of development."

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  • I raised the matter, in writing with the Chief Con and was flannelled in response.

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  • After a summer ruined by Mr Fix-it and the flannelled fools he preyed on, who do we feel more sorry for?

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  • On Kelly he flannelled about some footling detail of parliamentary timing.

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  • All the time, he's flannelled his way through it and got away with far more than the media would ever have let the Tories off with.

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  • The second – floor front was scrubbed, and washed, and flannelled, till the wet went through to the drawing – room ceiling.

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  • Andrew Marr But he uses the figure himself, doesn't he, I mean, he kind of creates himself perhaps a little more flannelled and four square than he was with his, I mean he does bang on about ordinary people and intellectuals and, as I say, vegetarian, sandal wearing, creeps of one kind or another, it's almost as if he's playing a pose with this a lot of the time.

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  • When the baby was flannelled, Mr Massy went upstairs and returned with four pillows, which he set in the fender to warm.

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  • He felt unnecessarily stiff and awkward among these white-flannelled, bareheaded youths, who must be juniors and seniors, judging from the savoir faire with which they strolled.

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