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flews

[flooz] /fluz/
plural noun
1.
the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.
Origin of flews
1565-1575
1565-75; origin uncertain

flew2

[floo] /flu/
noun
1.
flue3 .

flue3

or flew

[floo] /flu/
noun
1.
a fishing net.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English flowe; compare Middle Dutch vluwe fishing net
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  • Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • At the end of spring the diggers flock back out of the Desert and exchange chaff and flews in the gorgeous verandahs.

  • The brows are prominent; the flews very long—sometimes a couple of inches—and the nostrils large and well dilated.

    Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton
  • Yesterday I'd ben willin to bet a 20-cent seegar that my gal, Maria, would 'er lep cross one of the flews of Haydies for me.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
British Dictionary definitions for flews

flews

/fluːz/
plural noun
1.
the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

flew1

/fluː/
verb
1.
the past tense of fly1

flew2

/fluː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of flue3

flue1

/fluː/
noun
1.
a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
2.
(music) the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set up See also flue pipe
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

flue2

/fluː/
noun
1.
loose fluffy matter; down
Word Origin
C16: from Flemish vluwe, from Old French velu shaggy

flue3

/fluː/
noun
1.
a type of fishing net
Word Origin
Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe

flue4

/fluː/
noun
1.
another word for fluke1 (sense 1), fluke1
Derived Forms
flued, adjective
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Word Origin and History for flews

flew

past tense of fly (v.1).

flue

n.

"smoke channel in a chimney," 1580s, perhaps related to 15c. word meaning "mouthpiece of a hunting horn," or perhaps from Old English flowan "to flow," and/or Old French fluie "stream."

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