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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flue  \Flue\,  n. 
  In  an  organ  flue  pipe,  the  opening  between  the  lower  lip  and 
  the  languet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flue  \Flue\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  flue  a  flowing,  fr  fluer  to  flow,  fr 
  L.  fluere  (cf.  {Fluent});  a  perh.  a  corruption  of  E.  flute.] 
  An  inclosed  passage  way  for  establishing  and  directing  a 
  current  of  air,  gases,  etc.;  an  air  passage;  esp.: 
  a  A  compartment  or  division  of  a  chimney  for  conveying 
  flame  and  smoke  to  the  outer  air. 
  b  A  passage  way  for  conducting  a  current  of  fresh,  foul,  or 
  heated  air  from  one  place  to  another. 
  c  (Steam  Boiler)  A  pipe  or  passage  for  conveying  flame  and 
  hot  gases  through  surrounding  water  in  a  boiler;  -- 
  distinguished  from  a  tube  which  holds  water  and  is 
  surrounded  by  fire.  Small  flues  are  called  fire  tubes  or 
  simply  tubes. 
 
  {Flue  boiler}.  See  under  {Boiler}. 
 
  {Flue  bridge},  the  separating  low  wall  between  the  flues  and 
  the  laboratory  of  a  reverberatory  furnace. 
 
  {Flue  plate}  (Steam  Boiler),  a  plate  to  which  the  ends  of  the 
  flues  are  fastened;  --  called  also  {flue  sheet},  {tube 
  sheet},  and  {tube  plate}. 
 
  {Flue  surface}  (Steam  Boiler),  the  aggregate  surface  of  flues 
  exposed  to  flame  or  the  hot  gases. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flue  \Flue\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  flou  light,  tender,  G.  flau  weak,  W. 
  llwch  dust.  [root]84.] 
  Light  down  such  as  rises  from  cotton,  fur,  etc.;  very  fine 
  lint  or  hair.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flue 
  n  1:  flat  blade-like  projection  on  the  arm  of  an  anchor  [syn:  {fluke}] 
  2:  the  tone  is  produced  by  air  passing  across  a  sharp-edged 
  fissure  or  lip  [syn:  {flue  pipe},  {labial  pipe}] 
  3:  a  passage  to  carry  off  smoke 




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