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Floss meaning

floss - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. use dental floss to clean; " floss your teeth after every meal"
  2. 2. The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk.
  3. 3. Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering.
  4. 4. A small stream of water.
  5. 5. Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present.
  6. 6. A body feather of an ostrich. Flosses are soft, and gray from the female and black from the male.

floss - examples of usage

  1. One tree is particularly remembered as we write these lines, a cotton- bearer, though the article it produces is only floss- like, and too short in texture for spinning purposes. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. It looked like a rose dipped in milk, she thought, this pink and white blossom of girlhood, or like a pink cherub, with its halo of pale yellow hair, finer than floss silk. - "The Birds' Christmas Carol", Kate Douglas Wiggin.
  3. We see the soft white curls, so like floss silk, the delicate white camel's- hair shawl, the soft lace and appropriate black satin gown, the pretty old- fashioned manner, and we see that this is a real lady. - "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
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