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Definition of Flashing

Flashing

  1. of Flash
  2. The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing.
  3. Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting.
  4. The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.
  5. A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass.

Flashing Quotations

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.
Gretchen Rubin

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal

When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
Constantin Brancusi

Katy Perry still gets me every time. She's very funny in person! We met at the Teen Choice Awards and she pulled my cheeks apart and told me how cute I was. My life was literally flashing before my eyes!
Niall Horan

You can't remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn't have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.
Terry Pratchett
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Flashing Translations

flashing in German is blinkend, blinken, blinkend, aufblitzend
flashing in Latin is micans, coruscus
flashing in Spanish is destello
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