[ US /ˈfɫæʃɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /flˈæʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
  2. a short vivid experience
    the flashings of pain were a warning
    a flash of emotion swept over him
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How To Use flashing In A Sentence

  • My hair was matted and wild -- my limbs soiled with salt ooze; while at sea, I had thrown off those of my garments that encumbered me, and the rain drenched the thin summer-clothing I had retained -- my feet were bare, and the stunted reeds and broken shells made them bleed -- the while, I hurried to and fro, now looking earnestly on some distant rock which, islanded in the sands, bore for a moment a deceptive appearance -- now with flashing eyes reproaching the murderous ocean for its unutterable cruelty. III.9
  • The Japanese fisheries agency said activists on Thursday obstructed Japanese whaling in the Antarctic by throwing bottles of what it described as butyric acid onto whaling ships, as well as flashing laser lights and using water cannon. EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed
  • The cooperative transport in a two-dimensional system of hard balls is studied, which is underdamped and under the deterministically flashing ratchet potential.
  • From the dark streets of the city, whether lit by a single streetlamp or brazenly flashing neon signs, to the desolate coastline, where Marlowe is first blackjacked by an unknown assailant, there is no safe haven from disorder and danger. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  • The flame was glorious - radiant with the colours of antique knighthood and the flashing gallantries of the past; but no substance fed it; flaring wildly, it tossed to and fro in the wind; it was suddenly put out.
  • Pettin's men surged up the steps at them, weapons flashing in the guttery light; Del's screaming, shrill as an angry hawk's, stabbed through Joanna's panic like the senseless sounds of nightmare. The Silicon Mage
  • Lucky for you teens, Jessica hasn't been flashing any particularly noticeable jewelry on her fingers.
  • Their rattling calls reverberate along waterways throughout the breeding season, and their flashing wings are apparent year-round. CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News
  • Last week, a bronze-skinned buckaroo, with a flashing red neckerchief above his blue shirt, with shining leather chaparejos and crimson saddle-blanket, dashed up from a Western skyline on a snorting, piebald cow-pony.
  • Opening his eyes to slits, he brought his wrist in front of his face to see the light flashing on his wristband .
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