Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Scotch form of flatling.
  • Plainly; peremptorily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Scotland Alternative form of flatling.

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Examples

  • It struck him down flatlings, clean out of his wits, and they swarmed over him and pinned him hand and foot while he was senseless.

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  • My teeth are in good order, and that my supper shall presently find — No thanks to the Templar though, whose sword turned in his hand, so that the blade struck me flatlings, being averted by the handle of the good mace with which I warded the blow; had my steel-cap been on, I had not valued it a rush, and had dealt him such a counter-buff as would have spoilt his retreat.

    Ivanhoe

  • And slowly he unbuckled the sword from his belt, and went and laid it down, flatlings, on the lowest step under the altar.

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  • Yet he knew they were there, because, on a backward glance, he saw the snow mounds surge as they grovelled flatlings out of sight; he saw the trees reel as they screwed themselves rigid past recognition among the boughs.

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  • I went down under the Templar's sword, stunned, indeed, but unwounded, for the blade struck me flatlings, being averted by the good mace with which I warded the blow.

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  • I went down under the Templar's sword, stunned, indeed, but unwounded, for the blade struck me flatlings, being averted by the good mace with which I warded the blow.

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  • My teeth are in good order, and that my supper shall presently find --- No thanks to the Templar though, whose sword turned in his hand, so that the blade struck me flatlings, being averted by the handle of the good mace with which I warded the blow; had my steel-cap been on, I had not valued it a rush, and had dealt him such a counter-buff as would have spoilt his retreat.

    Ivanhoe

  • Right so she made her prayer, the ox-eyed lady Hera, striking the earth with her hand flatlings, {121} and spake her word:

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • I turned, in great anger, and saw the Maid, her sword in her hand, wherewith she had smitten me flatlings, and not with the edge.

    A Monk of Fife

  • He had lashed out at me with his sword as I came on, hitting me in the ribs (for my arm was raised), but only flatlings.

    The Hollow Land

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