Flock bed
Flock Flock, n. [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. fl[=o]ki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.] 1. A lock of wool or hair. [1913 Webster]

I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel]. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. or pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture. [1913 Webster]

3. Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose. [1913 Webster]

{Flock bed}, a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine. ``Once a flock bed, but repaired with straw.'' --Pope.

{Flock paper}, paper coated with flock fixed with glue or size. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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