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Related to flown: past participle

flown 1

Past participle of fly1.

flown 2

adj. Archaic
Filled to excess.

[ Obsolete past participle of flow.]
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the past participle of fly1


(Ceramics) relating to coloured (usually blue) decoration on porcelain that, during firing, has melted into the surrounding glaze giving a halo-like effect
[probably from the obsolete past participle of flow]
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a pp. of fly 1.



Archaic. filled to excess.
[Middle English flōwen; past participle of flow]
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References in classic literature ?
The King and Queen had just flown out, so he peeped in and saw five or six young ones lying there.
Despairing of the fairies, he resolved to consult the birds, but now he remembered, as an odd thing, that all the birds on the weeping beech had flown away when he alighted on it, and though that had not troubled him at the time, he saw its meaning now.
Besides the 260,000 people we've deployed, we've flown 300,000 sorties.
Only one microjet, the A700 AdamJet, has flown its first true flight, while others remain in early development stages.