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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

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

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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flail

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 55 words.

sb. OE. *fleġil (once late fliġel), ME. fleʒʒl, fleil, fleyl = OS. flegil, (M)Du. vlegel

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flail

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 17 words.

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

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flail

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 16 words.

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

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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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flail chest

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 19 words.

A condition describing the destruction of the structure of the chest wall caused by multiple rib fractures.

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flail chest

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 19 words.

A condition describing the destruction of the structure of the chest wall caused by multiple rib fractures.

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