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1. Having a fluffy or woolly appearance.
2. Chemistry Containing or made up of small particles that have been aggregated together.
3. Zoology Having a soft, waxy, and woollike covering, as certain insects.

floc′cu·lence n.
floc′cu·lent·ly adv.
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The question of contiguity comes to the fore in the second section of The Winter Dream Journals, which consists of thirty four-line stanzas, each a separate poem: To the farthest edge of sailing I who deploys Distance surpassing tide obliterates Hard by horizon like a flocculence
In any case, the poet holds the first person at some distance: there is an "I who deploys," but as a "flocculence," it is dispersed and suspended.
The different ways of treating the sludge (mechanical filtering, physical-chemical flocculence and biological processing) involve various practices.