Flemish coil
Flemish Flem"ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. -- n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster]

{Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{Flemish beauty} (Bot.), a well known pear. It is one of few kinds which have a red color on one side.

{Flemish bond}. (Arch.) See {Bond}, n., 8.

{Flemish brick}, a hard yellow paving brick.

{Flemish coil}, a flat coil of rope with the end in the center and the turns lying against, without riding over, each other.

{Flemish eye} (Naut.), an eye formed at the end of a rope by dividing the strands and lying them over each other.

{Flemish horse} (Naut.), an additional footrope at the end of a yard. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flemish coil — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized F : a flat coil of rope with the end in the center and the turns lying against each other used especially on shipboard * * * Flemish coil noun (nautical) A flat coil of rope with the end in the centre • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flemish — Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham. Nav.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish accounts — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish beauty — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish bond — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish brick — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish eye — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flemish horse — Flemish Flem ish, a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. n. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. [1913 Webster] {Flemish accounts} (Naut.), short or deficient accounts. [Humorous] Ham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flemish down — (nautical) To stow (a rope) in a Flemish coil • • • Main Entry: ↑Flemish …   Useful english dictionary

  • flemish — verb To coil a rope into a neat pattern on the deck of a ship …   Wiktionary

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