flong

flong

[flong, flawng]
noun Printing.
the material of which a stereotype mold is made.

Origin:
1875–80; alteration of French flan flan

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flong (flɒŋ)
 
n
1.  printing a material, usually pulped paper or cardboard, used for making moulds in stereotyping
2.  slang journalism material that is not urgently topical
 
[C20: variant of flan]

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