Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of removing flocks from a fabric. See flocking-machine.
  • noun A collection of damaged or broken cotton fibers from the combing-needles of a cotton-combing machine. It is liable to be formed when the needles are imperfectly adjusted.

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  • verb Present participle of flock.
  • noun The process of adding small particles to a surface for the sake of texture.
  • noun A material textured in this way.

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Examples

  • Fans of the strange film will stick! upon dev otees of robotic dance song duo Daft Punk (who will be making the small arrange of vague appearance) in flocking to the motion picture Dec 2010 opening.

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  • Fans of the strange film will stick! upon dev otees of robotic dance song duo Daft Punk (who will be making the small arrange of vague appearance) in flocking to the motion picture Dec 2010 opening.

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  • Assuming Goth chicks frequent coffee shops and engage in flocking behavior.

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  • We don't have to look far to find the undisciplined amateur with an itching for a published book or website in their name flocking to it like sweet candy.

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  • We don't have to look far to find the undisciplined amateur with an itching for a published book or website in their name flocking to it like sweet candy.

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  • The concept of flocking is not owned or patented by anyone, and may be expressed however one wishes.

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  • Well, I suppose one can quibble about the definition of "flocking."

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  • For publishers this is certainly something to try, especially with the idea of flocking together to attract higher CPMs. reply

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  • Mr. Walsh sent Mr. Darwin an extract from Dr. Hartman's "Journal of the doings of a Cicada septendecim," in which the females are described as flocking round the drumming males.

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  • He held forth on how Bedouin poetry shaped a moderate Islam in Libya, and he was just starting to explain the relevance to Libyan politics of the mathematical theory of complexity - it had to do with something called "flocking phenomena" - when his cellphone rang.

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