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flews

[flooz] /fluz/
plural noun
1.
the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.
Origin of flews
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; origin uncertain

flew2

[floo] /flu/
noun
1.
flue3 .

flue3

or flew

[floo] /flu/
noun
1.
a fishing net.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English flowe; compare Middle Dutch vluwe fishing net
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Examples from the Web for flews
Historical Examples
  • At the end of spring the diggers flock back out of the Desert and exchange chaff and flews in the gorgeous verandahs.

  • Yesterday I'd ben willin to bet a 20-cent seegar that my gal, Maria, would 'er lep cross one of the flews of Haydies for me.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • The brows are prominent; the flews very long—sometimes a couple of inches—and the nostrils large and well dilated.

    Sporting Dogs

    Frank Townend Barton
  • Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for flews

flews

/fluːz/
plural noun
1.
the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

flew1

/fluː/
verb
1.
the past tense of fly1

flew2

/fluː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of flue3

flue1

/fluː/
noun
1.
a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
2.
(music) the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set up See also flue pipe
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

flue2

/fluː/
noun
1.
loose fluffy matter; down
Word Origin
C16: from Flemish vluwe, from Old French velu shaggy

flue3

/fluː/
noun
1.
a type of fishing net
Word Origin
Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe

flue4

/fluː/
noun
1.
another word for fluke1 (sense 1), fluke1
Derived Forms
flued, adjective
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Word Origin and History for flews

flew

past tense of fly (v.1).

flue

n.

"smoke channel in a chimney," 1580s, perhaps related to 15c. word meaning "mouthpiece of a hunting horn," or perhaps from Old English flowan "to flow," and/or Old French fluie "stream."

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