fluting

Part of speech: noun

A groove or channel; fluted work.

Part of speech: noun

A crimp, as in a woman's ruffle.

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Usage examples "fluting":

  1. Singing he was, or fluting, all the day; He was as fresh as is the month of May. - "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.
  2. Thus sometimes a stranger sees a marble figure standing outside a tomb where some story of love and youth ended: some stranger in a far land,- walking some afternoon in those quieter grounds where all human stories end; an autumn bird in the bare branches fluting of its mortality and his heart singing with the bird of one lost to him- lost to him in his own country. - "Bride of the Mistletoe", James Lane Allen.
  3. " Parched corn in my pocket- lambs," came fluting back to me from the shadows. - "The Golden Bird", Maria Thompson Daviess.