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Bits, fragments, or splinters.

[Middle English flendris, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flindra, splinter.]
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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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(ˈflɪn dərz)

splinters; fragments.
[1400–50; late Middle English]
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Noun1.flinders - British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)Flinders - British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
2.flinders - bits and splinters and fragmentsflinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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"Yes, every one that's friends to me -- or wants to be"; and she glanced ever so furtively at Tom, but he talked right along to Amy Lawrence about the terrible storm on the island, and how the lightning tore the great sycamore tree "all to flinders" while he was "standing within three feet of it."
"You mean to say our old raft warn't smashed all to flinders?"
Even in June there were leaders, letters, large headlines, leaded type; the Daily Chronicle devoting half its literary page to a charming drawing of the island capital which the new Pall Mall, in a leading article headed by a pun, advised the Government to blow to flinders. I was myself driving a poor but not dishonest quill at the time, and the topic of the hour goaded me into satiric verse which obtained a better place than anything I had yet turned out.
When a statue of Captain Matthew Flinders was installed at Euston in 2014, the only regret of those who had campaigned for a memorial to the explorer -- who led the first circumnavigation of Australia -- was that his final resting place, understood to be somewhere near the London rail station, was unlikely ever to be known.
Archaeologists excavating a burial ground for the new High Speed rail project were thrilled to find the coffin of Captain Matthew Flinders among the 40,000 bodies interred there.
Archaeologists have found the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, a British Royal Navy explorer who was the first to sail around Australia and is credited with naming it, while working on a rail project connecting London to other cities.
According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide's Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few alterations to one's overall dietary habits, combined with shedding some extra fat, one can reduce the worst effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Health news reported.
Summary: Melbourne [Australia], December 21 (ANI): Australia and England's Ashes players were confirmed safe after a car crashed into a group of people, close to Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on Thursday evening.
The white 4x4 appeared to go through a pedestrian crossing outside Flinders station and crashed into a tram stop, according to one eyewitness.
The researchers have said the potential vaccine would work by fixing issues with proteins that stop functioning properly in the brain and cause the disease. "[The proteins are] a bit like the car in your driveway," Flinders University medicine professor Nikolai Petrovsky told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "You need to remove them from the brain otherwise if you left broken down cars in your driveway eventually you couldn't get out. Essentially that's what happens in people who get Alzheimer's or dementia is they have lots of these broken down proteins in the brain."
Bache and Flinders believe the term multi-level governance (MLG) risks becoming threadbare.