Definitions

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  • adv. Alternative form of flatling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scotch form of flatling.
  • Plainly; peremptorily.

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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.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • 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.

    A Rare Benedictine

  • 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.

    The Were-Wolf

  • 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.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • 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

  • Ones, a cast-spear came flying and smote him on the breast, so that he staggered, and the stroke fell flatlings on the shield-boss of his foe, and Chip-driver brake atwain nigh the hilts; but Hart closed with him, and smote him on the face with the pommel, and tore his axe from his hand and clave his skull therewith, and slew him with his own weapon, and fought on valiantly beside War-well.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

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