from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of flourisher.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
One of the best little flourishers of them all was the wild boar.
This vessel rejoiced to call herself _Piscataqua_, which is worth recording as a sample of a class of name then much affected by the powers that were, presumably on account of their length; "fine flourishers," to quote the always illustrative Boatswain Chucks, "as long as their homeward-bound pendants, which in a calm drop in the water alongside."
The other is that the practical outcome of these institutions is a swarm of conceited flourishers with the pen, who, because they have copied a set or two of model account books and learned to imitate more or less cleverly certain illegibly artistic writing copies, imagine themselves competent for any business post, and worthy of a much higher salary than any merely practical accountant who has never been to a business college or attempted the art of fancy penmanship as exhibited in spread eagles and impossible swans.
Melpomeny, Terpsichory, Arethusy, Bacchanty -- fine flourishers, as long as their pennants which dip alongside in a calm. "