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flong

[flong, flawng] /flɒŋ, flɔŋ/
noun, Printing.
1.
the material of which a stereotype mold is made.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; alteration of French flan flan
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British Dictionary definitions for flong

flong

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