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  • v. Present participle of flinch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, same as snape.


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  • It's hard to find examples of groups who are consistent in taking a detached view of their own past (human beings are not known for being consistent), but I would say that many countries look at their own pasts without flinching from the seamier side.

    Margaret MacMillan - An interview with author

  • Also with all that recoil your flinching is going to hinder you more than a smaller cartridge.

    Best Elk Rifle?

  • Porting on a predator caliber is somewhat pointless anyway (there is some arguement for a faster second shot, but if you're not flinching from the noise you should get it the first time), but he hunts without earplugs and the noise level was unbearable with the short, ported barrel.

    Remington 700 VTR -vs- Savage Model 10 Predator

  • When you flinch at the idea of a razor nick, then you start sliding down the path of cowardice – until you reach rock bottem and begin flinching at the idea of Joe Lieberman voting No and David Brooks dancing in triumph. wiley Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » CQ Study Shows Obama’s Legislative Strategy is Working

  • I believe if you obtain a large caliber firearm, and flinching is a problem, just keep shooting it (if you can) until you are accustomed to the recoil.

    Calculating Flinch Factor

  • "I'm rather flinching from the job of typing it," he explained, "because it is a very awkward thing to do in bed."

    In Search of Orwell's Scottish Retreat

  • 'However, the young girls seem to have as much self-possession as the older ones!' pursued Miss Levering, as she looked in vain for any sign of flinching from the sallies of cockney impudence directed at the occupants of the cart.

    The Convert

  • Sheila met the rage blazing in his expression without flinching.

    Touch the Wind

  • The question is whether this means Dem leaders are "flinching" in the face of the GOP onslaught, as CBS News puts it.

    Merkley: Delay could be good for filibuster reform

  • Gingrich has, in fact, been set upon by columnist and human chain saw Robert Novak, who discerns some uneasiness in the ranks -- the speaker is said to be "flinching" on affirmative action.

    Newt 'N The 'Hood


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