Flour dredge
Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard. [1913 Webster]

{Flour bolt}, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones.

{Flour box} a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box.

{Flour dredge} or {Flour dredger}, a flour box.

{Flour dresser}, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness.

{Flour mill}, a mill for grinding and sifting flour. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flour-dredge — n. Dredging box, flour box, dredge box …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Flour — (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flour bolt — Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flour box — Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flour dredger — Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flour dresser — Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flour mill — Flour Flour (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flour-box — n. Dredging box, dredge box, flour dredge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dredge-box — n. Dredging box, flour dredge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dredge — dredge1 [drej] n. [prob. < MDu dregge, akin to DRAG] 1. a device consisting of a net attached to a frame, dragged along the bottom of a river, bay, etc. to gather shellfish, marine plant specimens, etc. 2. an apparatus for scooping or sucking… …   English World dictionary

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