from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mould, especially one made from papier-mâché, used to create a stereotype.
  • v. Simple past of fling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of fling.
  • n. A compressed mass of paper sheets, forming a matrix or mold for stereotype plates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Obsolete preterit and past participle of fling.
  • n. In stereotyping, a combination of several sheets of moist tissue-paper successively superposed, with thin paste between: used by stereotypers, in the papier-maché process, to form a mold or matrix from composed types.


French flan (Wiktionary)



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