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flail

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A hand tool for threshing corn, consisting of two wooden rods tied together by leather thongs.

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flail

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 297 words.

To flail is (1) to beat or thrash (something), or (2) to move in a thrashing motion, esp. to whip

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flail chest

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 39 words.

fracture of two or more ribs in two or more places, resulting from trauma. It produces an unstable ‘flail’ segment

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flail chest

Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 39 words.

fracture of two or more ribs in two or more places, resulting from trauma. It produces an unstable ‘flail’ segment

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Flail Chest

Sumedh S. Hoskote, John C. O’Horo and Craig E. Daniels.

in Mayo Clinic Critical Care Case Review

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care. 1198 words.

Flail chest refers to a deformity of the chest wall caused by fracture of at least 3 consecutive ribs, each broken at 2 or more places. Flail chest may cause or exacerbate respiratory...

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flail <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 59 words.

to fail a test through being flustered or over-pressured.

1989 P. Munro Sl. U. 79: flail 1. to get a

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flail chest

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Fracture of two or more ribs in two or more places, resulting from trauma. It produces an unstable ‘flail’ segment and is often associated with underlying lung trauma or pneumothorax. It...

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Flourishing, flailing, fragmenting

in Protestantism

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 4091 words.

At the start of the 19th century came a blow to the churches in Europe. The forces of the French Revolution viciously attacked Catholicism. Later, as Napoleon's armies conquered much of...

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flail

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A hand tool for threshing corn, consisting of two wooden rods tied together by leather thongs.

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flail

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

ail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, bewail, brail, Braille, chain mail, countervail, curtail, dale, downscale, drail, dwale, entail,

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flail

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 103 words.

ail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, bewail, brail, Braille, chain mail, countervail, curtail, dale, downscale, drail, dwale, entail,

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