Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture: The internal splay or bevel of a window-jamb.
  • n. The inner flare or coving of a fireplace.

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Examples

  • The hall was a regular puddle: wet dabs of dishclouts flapped in your face; soapy smoking bits of flanning went nigh to choke you; and while you were looking up to prevent hanging yourself with the ropes which were strung across and about, slap came the hedge of a pail against your shins, till one was like to be drove mad with hagony.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • I recklect there was at our school, in Smithfield, a chap of this milksop, spoony sort, who appeared among the romping, ragged fellers in a fine flanning dressing-gownd, that his mama had given him.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • That pore boy was beaten in a way that his dear ma and aunts didn't know him; his fine flanning dressing-gownd was torn all to ribbings, and he got no pease in the school ever after, but was abliged to be taken to some other saminary, where, I make no doubt, he was paid off igsactly in the same way.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Smithfield, a chap of this milksop, spoony sort, who appeared among the romping, ragged fellers in a fine flanning dressing-gownd, that his mama had given him.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • It's marginally better than them being demolished - although the gated-off nature of much of Castlefield makes it less fun for flanning about in than it ought to be.

    sit down man, you're a bloody tragedy

  • That pore boy was beaten in a way that his dear ma and aunts didn’t know him; his fine flanning dressing-gownd was torn all to ribbings, and he got no pease in the school ever after, but was abliged to be taken to some other saminary, where, I make no doubt, he was paid off igsactly in the same way.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

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