Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of floccus.

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  • noun Plural form of floccus.

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Examples

  • The floozi.. flocci… um, wut taht wuz, in wite batted herz long, thik eyelashes.

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  • I have viewed a film, taken through a microscope, that showed how the flocci can work their way through the finest porcelain.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • High cell densities could be obtained by retention of flocci and microbial films that settle on solid surfaces.

    Chapter 7

  • Bank of England was flocci nauci to the voluptuous spendthrift, Gabriel

    Lucretia — Volume 06

  • But in the forum of men, in the market of fortune, are they not flocci, nauci, nihili?

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • The interest of 6,000 pounds invested in the Bank of England was flocci nauci to the voluptuous spendthrift, Gabriel Varney.

    Lucretia — Complete

  • But in the forum of men, in the market of fortune, are they not flocci, nauci, nihili?

    The Caxtons — Volume 12

  • I have the Bath volume [7] printed. & expect fifty copies tomorrow or next day. you should have one were not the expence of sending it more than adequate to the pleasure you would receive — pshaw — this is an affectation unworthy of me — you will like them because they are your brothers — & I will send them. do we not understand the flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication [8] of money?

    Letter 106

  • The addition of water to either of these compounds decomposes it; the mucus thus separated, either swims on the mixture, or forms large flocci in it; whereas the pus falls to the bottom, and forms on agitation a uniform turbid mixture.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • A quick Latin lesson: flocci is derived from floccus, literally a tuft of wool and the source of English words like flocculate, but figuratively in Latin something trivial; pili is likewise the plural of pilus, a hair, which we have inherited in words like depilatory, but which in Latin could meant a whit, jot, trifle or generally something insignificant; nihili is from nihil, nothing, as in words like nihilism and annihilate; nauci just means worthless. source

    The Floccinaucinihilipilificators

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