from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle.
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"It's a shame, a women of her age, and ... condition," Saxon answered, as she frilled a lace ruffle with a hot fluting-iron.
One day he had made a collection of articles only used in a less primitive housekeeping, from nutmeg-grater to fluting-iron, and tossed them out of the window into a corner of the yard.
A fluting-iron, called, also, a patent Italian iron, saves much labor, in ironing ruffles neatly.