from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; confusion; flurry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun colloq. The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; fluster.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun colloquial, dated The act of
flustering, or the state of being flustered.
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I found Apia, and myself, in a strange state of flusteration; my own excitement was gloomy and (I may say) truculent; others appeared imbecile; some sullen.
But as for Elderson — he seemed to Soames to be merely counterfeiting a certain flusteration.
At the end of three hours 'flusteration, heat, worry, and good hard work, he had accomplished the following results: A tent, very saggy, very askew, covered a four-sided area -- it was not a rectangle -- of very bumpy ground.
For he heard a flusteration 'mid the bastes av all creation --
He was more excited than I had ever before seen him, and between us we made such a flusteration in that otherwise quiet little hostelry as I imagine its inmates will never forget.
Suffice it to say that Florrie looked lovely, that Annesley -- after his first flusteration was over -- never looked more quiet, self-possessed, and handsome than he did that morning; and that everybody pronounced it to be "a sweetly pretty wedding;" and there you have all I can tell you about it.
The people on board her were evidently in a great flusteration, for they had started to take in all the studding-sails at once, and a pretty mess they were making of the job, most of the studding-sails having blown forward over the fore side of the booms.