from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of flock.
- n. The process of adding small particles to a surface for the sake of texture.
- n. A material textured in this way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of removing flocks from a fabric. See flocking-machine.
- n. 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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Assuming Goth chicks frequent coffee shops and engage in flocking behavior.
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.
The concept of flocking is not owned or patented by anyone, and may be expressed however one wishes.
Well, I suppose one can quibble about the definition of "flocking."
For publishers this is certainly something to try, especially with the idea of flocking together to attract higher CPMs. reply
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.
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.
This perpendicular arrangement results from a process called flocking, where the fibers are sprayed onto the tip of the swab, while it is held in an electrostatic field.
Gettman said people are "flocking" to hydroponic suppliers.