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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flour  \Flour\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Floured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flouring}.] 
  1.  To  grind  and  bolt;  to  convert  into  flour;  as  to  flour 
  wheat. 
 
  2.  To  sprinkle  with  flour. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flour  \Flour\,  n.  [F.  fleur  de  farine  the  flower  (i.e.,  the 
  best)  of  meal,  cf  Sp  flor  de  la  harina  superfine  flour, 
  Icel.  fl["u]r  flower,  flour.  See  {Flower}.] 
  The  finely  ground  meal  of  wheat,  or  of  any  other  grain; 
  especially,  the  finer  part  of  meal  separated  by  bolting; 
  hence  the  fine  and  soft  powder  of  any  substance;  as  flour 
  of  emery;  flour  of  mustard. 
 
  {Flour  bolt},  in  milling,  a  gauze-covered,  revolving, 
  cylindrical  frame  or  reel,  for  sifting  the  flour  from  the 
  refuse  contained  in  the  meal  yielded  by  the  stones. 
 
  {Flour  box}  a  tin  box  for  scattering  flour;  a  dredging  box. 
 
 
  {Flour}  {dredge  or  dredger},  a  flour  box. 
 
  {Flour  dresser},  a  mashine  for  sorting  and  distributing  flour 
  according  to  grades  of  fineness. 
 
  {Flour  mill},  a  mill  for  grinding  and  sifting  flour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flour 
  n  :  fine  powdery  foodstuff  obtained  by  grinding  and  sifting  the 
  meal  of  a  cereal  grain 
  v  1:  cover  with  flour,  as  of  fish  or  meat,  in  cooking 
  2:  convert  grain  into  flour 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Flour 
  Grain  reduced  to  the  form  of  meal  is  spoken  of  in  the  time  of 
  Abraham  (Gen.  18:6).  As  baking  was  a  daily  necessity,  grain  was 
  also  ground  daily  at  the  mills  (Jer.  25:10).  The  flour  mingled 
  with  water  was  kneaded  in  kneading-troughs,  and  sometimes  leaven 
  (Ex.  12:34)  was  added  and  sometimes  omitted  (Gen.  19:3).  The 
  dough  was  then  formed  into  thin  cakes  nine  or  ten  inches  in 
  diameter  and  baked  in  the  oven. 
 
  Fine  flour  was  offered  by  the  poor  as  a  sin-offering  (Lev. 
  5:11-13),  and  also  in  connection  with  other  sacrifices  (Num. 
  15:3-12;  28:7-29). 
 




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