Found 3 items, similar to flashing.
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adj : emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts;
“flashing lightning and roaring thunder”
n 1: a short vivid experience; “a flash of emotion swept over
; “the flashings of pain were a warning”
2: sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and
English → English
1. (Engineering) The creation of an artifical flood by the
sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also
2. (Arch.) Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall,
so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the
edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover
the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By
extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs;
also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and
breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material,
tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting
3. (Glass Making)
(a) The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture
during manufacture to restore its plastic condition;
esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow
it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.
(b) A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film
of colored glass. --Knight.
(Chem.), that degree of temperature at which
a volatile oil gives off vapor in sufficient quantity to
burn, or flash, on the approach of a flame, used as a test
of the comparative safety of oils, esp. kerosene; a
flashing point of 100[deg] F. is regarded as a fairly safe
standard. The burning point of the oil is usually from ten
to thirty degree above the flashing point of its vapor.
Usually called flash point
(fl[a^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flashed
(fl[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Flashing
.] [Cf. OE. flaskien,
vlaskien to pour, sprinkle, dial. Sw. flasa to blaze, E.
1. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood
of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the
2. To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst
instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary
brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
Names which have flashed and thundered as the watch
words of unnumbered struggles. --Talfourd.
The object is made to flash upon the eye of the
mind. --M. Arnold.
A thought flashed through me, which I clothed in
3. To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out
violently; to rush hastily.
He flashes into one gross crime or other. --Shak.
flash in the pan
, a failure or a poor performance,
especially after a normal or auspicious start; also, a
person whose initial performance appears augur success but
who fails to achieve anything notable. From 4th pan
sense 3 -- part of a flintlock. Occasionally, the powder
in the pan of a flintlock would flash without conveying
the fire to the charge, and the ball would fail to be
discharged. Thus, a good or even spectacular beginning
that eventually achieves little came to be called a flash
in the pan.
To flash in the pan
, to fail of success, especially after a
normal or auspicious start. [Colloq.] See under Flash
burst of light. --Bartlett.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Usage: Flash differs from glitter and gleam, denoting a flood
or wide extent of light. The latter words may express
the issuing of light from a small object, or from a
pencil of rays. Flash differs from other words, also,
in denoting suddenness of appearance and
disappearance. Flashing differs from exploding or
disploding in not being accompanied with a loud
report. To glisten, or glister, is to shine with a
soft and fitful luster, as eyes suffused with tears,
or flowers wet with dew.