flews

[ flooz ]
/ fluz /

plural noun

the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.

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Origin of flews

First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
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Example sentences from the Web for flews

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

    Jan|A. J. Dawson
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for flews

flews
/ (fluːz) /

pl n

the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog

Word Origin for flews

C16: of unknown origin
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