m flinders


Matthew, 1774–1814, English navigator and explorer: surveyed coast of Australia.
a river in NE Australia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 520 miles (837 km) long.
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flinders (ˈflɪndəz)
pl n
rare small fragments or splinters (esp in the phrase fly into flinders)
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flindra thin piece of stone]

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mid-15c., Scottish flendris, probably related to Norw. flindra "chip, splinter," or Du. flenter "fragment," ult. from the same PIE root that produced flint (q.v.).
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