flatling
or flatlings adverb Date: 15th century dialect British with a flat side or edge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flatling — Flat ling, adv. [Flat, a. + adverbial suff. ling.] With the flat side, as of a sword; flatlong; in a prostrate position. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flatling — [flat′lôŋ΄flat′liŋ] adv. [ME: see FLAT1 & LING2] [Now Brit. Dial.] Brit. Dial. 1. at full length 2. with the flat side, as of a sword: Also flatlings or flatlong [flat′lôŋ΄] …   English World dictionary

  • flatling — /ˈflætlɪŋ/ (say flatling) Obsolete –adverb 1. in a flat position; with the flat side, as of a sword. –adjective 2. dealt with the flat side …   Australian English dictionary

  • flatling — /flat ling/, adv. Also, flatlings. Brit. Dial. 1. in a flat position; with the flat side, as of a sword. 2. flatly or positively. adj. 3. Obs. dealt with the flat side. [1325 75; ME; see FLAT1, LING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • flatling — flat·ling …   English syllables

  • flatling — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ling — An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ling — I. noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English ing 1. one connected with or having the quality of < hireling > 2. young, small, or inferior one < duckling > II. adverb suffix or lings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flatlings — adverb see flatling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flatlings — adverb see flatling I …   Useful english dictionary

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