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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flitch  \Flitch\,  n.;  pl  {Flitches}.  [OE.  flicche  flikke  AS 
  flicce  akin  to  Icel.  flikki  cf  Icel.  fl[=i]k  flap,  tatter; 
  perh.  akin  to  E.  fleck.  Cf  {Flick},  n.] 
  1.  The  side  of  a  hog  salted  and  cured;  a  side  of  bacon. 
  --Swift. 
 
  2.  One  of  several  planks,  smaller  timbers,  or  iron  plates, 
  which  are  secured  together,  side  by  side  to  make  a  large 
  girder  or  built  beam. 
 
  3.  The  outside  piece  of  a  sawed  log  a  slab.  [Eng.] 




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