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  • n. Plural form of flimsy.


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  • Every night he and the other sub-editors, young and unhealthy-looking men, sat round a big table, handling "flimsies" and scribbling rapidly.

    The Foolish Lovers

  • And hope is on ahead, "was ringing in my ears when I squared myself at the railroad desk and attacked the first big bunch of" flimsies, "as the tissue copies of the waybills are called.


  • Though Mrs. Paul ably handled the house, there was one thing Saxon insisted on doing -- namely, washing her own pretty flimsies.


  • No fisherman upon the sea ever tangled fish more successfully than we women with our flimsies.


  • Tools, clothing, padds, and data flimsies were strewn about the floor.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • In fact, there seems to be little sentiment to spare at The Journal for its namesake neighborhood, where in 1882 Charles Henry Dow, Edward Davis Jones and Charles Milford Bergstresser first began sending messengers out to local businesses with copies of the handwritten daily bulletin (called “flimsies”) that were produced in their basement offices at 15 Wall Street.

    Journal Says Goodbye���And Good Riddance���to Wall Street

  • BTW, when you got the paper the other morning, were you in flannels or flimsies?

    A window on Bascom Mall.

  • He scanned the room for a seat, and saw Malcolm at a table in the corner, a stack of flimsies spread out before them.


  • But, Captain, sit down here, and overhaul our flimsies.


  • She touched the flimsies, held them up admiringly.

    Enemy Within


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