flocking

flocking
noun Date: circa 1874 a design in flock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flocking — may refer to:*Flocking (behavior) *Flocking (texture) See also *Flock …   Wikipedia

  • flocking — [fläk′iŋ] n. 1. FLOCK2 (n. 3) 2. a material or surface with flock applied to it …   English World dictionary

  • Flocking — Flock Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flocking}.] To gather in companies or crowds. [1913 Webster] Friends daily flock. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Flocking fowl} (Zo[ o]l.), the greater scaup duck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flocking (behavior) — Flocking the collective motion of a large number of self propelled entities is a behaviour exhibited by many living beings such as birds, fish, bacteria, and insects [cite web | url = http://arxiv.org/abs/cond mat/9811336v1| title = Alternating… …   Wikipedia

  • Flocking (texture) — Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock ) onto a surface. It also refers to the texture produced by the process.Flocking can be a decoration process that enhances the way a wide variety of products are… …   Wikipedia

  • Flocking machine — The electrostatic flocking machine is a high voltage generator. The principle of work is that unlike charges attract each other.When the electrostatic flocking machine working, it generates high voltage and the flock has a negative charge. Put… …   Wikipedia

  • Flocking fowl — Flock Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flocking}.] To gather in companies or crowds. [1913 Webster] Friends daily flock. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Flocking fowl} (Zo[ o]l.), the greater scaup duck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flocking fowl — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flocking — /flok ing/, n. 1. a velvetlike pattern produced on wallpaper or cloth decorated with flock. 2. flock2 (def. 3). [1870 75; FLOCK + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flocking — flÉ‘k /flÉ’k n. herd, pack; crowd; congregation of religious believers; tuft of wool; stuffing for upholstery v. gather, crowd, come together, throng …   English contemporary dictionary

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