Flock paper
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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  • flock-paper — flockˈ paper or flock wallpaper noun A wallpaper dusted over with flock • • • Main Entry: ↑flock …   Useful english dictionary

  • flock paper — a wallpaper treated with flock to emphasize a design or effect. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • flock paper — /ˈflɒk peɪpə/ (say flok paypuh) noun wallpaper in which the embellishment consists of fine flock adhering to a previously prepared pattern …   Australian English dictionary

  • flock paper — a wallpaper treated with flock to emphasize a design or effect. [1740 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flock wallpaper — flockˈ paper or flock wallpaper noun A wallpaper dusted over with flock • • • Main Entry: ↑flock * * * flock wallpaper UK US noun [uncountable] wallpaper that has a raised pattern in soft material Thesaurus: materials and substances used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flock — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a number of animals of one kind, esp. birds, feeding or travelling together. b a number of domestic animals, esp. sheep, goats, or geese, kept together. 2 a large crowd of people. 3 a a Christian congregation or body of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flock — Flock, v. t. To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flock — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flocc crowd, band; akin to Old Norse flokkr crowd, band Date: 13th century 1. a group of animals (as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together 2. a group under the guidance of a leader;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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