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 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]


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  • 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 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… …   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

  • Dredger — Dredg er, n. (Cookery) A box with holes in its lid; used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; called also {dredging box}, {drudger}, and {drudging box}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dredger — UK [ˈdredʒə(r)] / US [ˈdredʒər] noun [countable] Word forms dredger : singular dredger plural dredgers 1) a boat with equipment for removing dirt and sand from the bottom of a river or lake 2) a container used for shaking something such as sugar… …   English dictionary

  • dredger — dredger1 /drej euhr/, n. 1. dredge1 (def. 1). 2. a person who uses a dredge. [1500 10; DREDGE1 + ER1] dredger2 /drej euhr/, n. a container with a perforated top for sprinkling flour, sugar, etc., on food for cooking. [1660 70; DREDGE2 + ER1] * *… …   Universalium

  • dredger — noun /ˈdɹɛdʒ.ə(ɹ)/ a) A vessel equipped for the removal of sand or sediment from the seabed. b) a container with a perforated lid used for scattering sugar or flour See Also: dredge, dredging …   Wiktionary

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