/ (ˈflætɪŋ) /
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metallurgy the process of flattening metal into a sheet by rolling
NZ the practice of sharing a house with people who are not members of one's own family
NZ to leave the parental home and live independently in a flat, usually with people of the same age group
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Words nearby flatting
flattering, flatter oneself, flattery, flattie, flatties, flatting, flat tire, flattish, flattop, flat-track bully, flat tuning
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How to use flatting in a sentence
In bullion assays the flatting of the buttons requires care and practice for its skilful working.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
A good smooth malleable button is needed for the next operation, which is known as flatting.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
How is the singing teacher able, after his class has sung through several scores, to tell that they are flatting?The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts
If there was no Heaven-shaking inspiration about her, there was no flatting, no slipping from note to note.
Plated buttons are stamped by the fly-press, out of copper-plate, covered on one side with silver at the flatting-mill.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure