- the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.
Origin of flews
- a fishing net.
Origin of flue3
Examples from the Web for flews
At the end of spring the diggers flock back out of the Desert and exchange chaff and flews in the gorgeous verandahs.Letters of Travel (1892-1913)
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
- the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog
- the past tense of fly 1
- a variant spelling of flue 3
- a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
- music the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set upSee also flue pipe
- loose fluffy matter; down
- a type of fishing net
Word Origin and History for flews
past tense of fly (v.1).
"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."