Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hopper-shaped box in which ore is placed to be stamped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hopper-shaped box or �nortar in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To spill; splash.
  • n. A pool: same as flash.
  • n. A swamp; a body of standing water grown over with weeds, reeds, etc.
  • n. In metallurgy, a hopper-shaped box in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps.

Etymologies

Compare German Flösse a trough in which tin ore is washed. (Wiktionary)

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