Definition of Flocking

1. Verb. (present participle of flock) ¹



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Definition of Flocking

1. a velvety design in short fibers on cloth or paper [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flocking

floccule
flocculence
flocculent
flocculent spiral galaxy
floccules
flocculi
flocculonodular
flocculonodular lobe
flocculonodular lobes
flocculus
floccus
flock
flocked
flockier
flockiest
flocking (current term)
flockings
flockless
flockling
flocklings
flockly
flockmate
flockmates
flockmel
flocks
flocky
flocs
floe
floes
flog

Literary usage of Flocking

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"flocking FOWL. FULIGULA MABILA, Linn. ... few weeks these flocks are joined by others, for which reason the species is named in Kentucky the "flocking Fowl. ..."

2. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (1902)
"in a few minutes, his idea was really—as it struck him —consecrated: he was, pushing in, on the edge of a splendid service—the flocking crowd told of it— ..."

3. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1852)
"Your Advertisement is Printed in the Publick news both in York and Pensil- vania, and people of all these parts are flocking to you to view and purchase as ..."

4. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"There is flocking and knocking at this and that door, With beauty vote-begging, that ne'er begged before : There is bowing and scraping, ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1857)
"... your own mind a temple whereunto all high and beauteous thoughts are flocking, then, in the fulness and overflow of your hearty take canvass, and, ..."

6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1881)
"Mr. Thaxter has described Danais Archippus as flocking in this manner, in Florida, but this seems to be a habit at certain seasons,'during the day as well ..."

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