from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete variant of flayer.


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  • "Storms, commonly called Michaelmas flawers, at that time of the year make sailing...dangerous." --Stackhouse, New History of the Holy Bible..., 1767, VI:417, note.

    "We have upon our Coast in England a Michaelmas flaw, that seldom fails." John Josselyn, An Account of the Voyages to New England, 1674, p.54.

    December 6, 2012