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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flashing  \Flash"ing\,  n. 
  1.  (Engineering)  The  creation  of  an  artifical  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  i.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flushing  \Flush"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  heavy,  coarse  cloth  manufactured  from  shoddy;  -- 
  commonly  in  the  ?  [Eng.] 
 
  2.  (Weaving)  A  surface  formed  of  floating  threads. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Flushing,  MI  (city,  FIPS  29200) 
  Location:  43.06487  N,  83.84164  W 
  Population  (1990):  8542  (3370  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48433 
  Flushing,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  11354,  11355,  11358,  11364,  11367,  11371 
  Flushing,  OH  (village,  FIPS  27552) 
  Location:  40.14847  N,  81.06550  W 
  Population  (1990):  1042  (447  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43977 




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