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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flashing \Flash"ing\, noun

1. (Engineering) The creation of an artificial flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also {flushing}.

2. (Arch.) Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. {Filleting}.

3. (Glass Making) (a) The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated. (b) A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass. --Knight.

{Flashing point} (Chem.), that degree of temperature at which a volatile oil gives off vapor in sufficient quantity to burn, or flash, on the approach of a flame, used as a test of the comparative safety of oils, esp. kerosene; a flashing point of 100[deg] F. is regarded as a fairly safe standard. The burning point of the oil is usually from ten to thirty degree above the flashing point of its vapor. Usually called {flash point}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flush \Flush\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Flushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flushing}.] [Cf. OE. fluschen to fly up, penetrate, F. fluz a flowing, E. flux, dial. Sw. flossa to blaze, and E. flash; perh. influenced by blush. [root]84.]

1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

The flushing noise of many waters. --Boyle.

It flushes violently out of the cock. --Mortimer.

2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.

3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. --Milton.

4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.

Flushing from one spray unto another. --W. Browne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flushing \Flush"ing\, noun

1. A heavy, coarse cloth manufactured from shoddy; -- commonly in the ? [Eng.]

2. (Weaving) A surface formed of floating threads.


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