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Sheet metal used to reinforce and weatherproof the joints and angles of a roof.
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(Building) a weatherproof material, esp thin sheet metal, used to cover the valleys between the slopes of a roof, the junction between a chimney and a roof, etc
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(ˈflæʃ ɪŋ)

pieces of sheet metal or the like used to cover and protect certain joints and angles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flashing - a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
2.flashing - sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
sheet metal - sheet of metal formed into a thin plate
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leiftrandi, blikkandi


[ˈflæʃɪŋ] N
1. (on roof) → tapajuntas m inv
2. (= exposing o.s.) → exhibicionismo m
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n (Build) → Verwahrung f, → Kehlblech nt
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[ˈflæʃɪŋ] nscossalina
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(flӕʃ) noun
1. a quick showing of a bright light. a flash of lightning.
2. a moment; a very short time. He was with her in a flash.
3. a flashlight.
4. (often ˈnewsflash) a brief news report sent by radio, television etc. Did you hear the flash about the king's death?
1. (of a light) to (cause to) shine quickly. He flashed a torch.
2. (usually with by or past) to pass quickly. The days flashed by; The cars flashed past.
3. to show; to display. He flashed a card and was allowed to pass.
ˈflashing adjective
flashing lights.
ˈflashy adjective
big, bright etc but cheap and of poor quality. flashy clothes.
ˈflashily adverb
ˈflashlight noun
1. a (battery) torch.
2. (often abbreviated to flash) an instrument which produces a sudden bright light for taking photographs.
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References in classic literature ?
I perceived it coming towards me by the flashing bushes it touched, and was too astounded and stupefied to stir.
The lightning, darting and flashing through the blackness, showed wildly waving branches, whipping streamers and bending trunks.
Now and again some ancient patriarch of the woods, rent by a flashing bolt, would crash in a thousand pieces among the surrounding trees, carrying down numberless branches and many smaller neighbors to add to the tangled confusion of the tropical jungle.
Still, I managed to keep myself in hand, till the vari-colored lights persisted for a space of fully twenty seconds, dancing and flashing in continuous play.
Then they came together again, the impact of their blows, their groans and gasps, and the swift flashings and shadow-movings telling plainly of the deadliness of the struggle.
As he steered, he kept flashing the torch on the boat compass so that he could keep headed north-east by east a quarter east.
He looked about at the circle of dark faces, flashing the light on them, and such was the accusation and anger in his eyes, that all eyes fell before his or looked away.
Heralded by the increasing fierceness of the squalls, sometimes by a faint flash of lightning like the signal of a lighted torch waved far away behind the clouds, the shift of wind comes at last, the crucial moment of the change from the brooding and veiled violence of the south-west gale to the sparkling, flashing, cutting, clear- eyed anger of the King's north-westerly mood.
The names begin to appear fast and furiously, flashing from legal page to legal page and in a flash vanishing.
The mammoth grand-stand was clothed in flags, streamers, and rich tapestries, and packed with several acres of small-fry tributary kings, their suites, and the British aristocracy; with our own royal gang in the chief place, and each and every individual a flashing prism of gaudy silks and velvets -- well, I never saw anything to begin with it but a fight between an Upper Mississippi sunset and the aurora borealis.
The driving air, the drone of the trees, and the flashing light which now and again spread a broad illumination over the earth filled Mrs.