Flaggy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Flaggy Abounding with the plant called flag; as, a flaggy marsh.
    • Flaggy Tasteless; insipid; as, a flaggy apple.
    • Flaggy Weak; flexible; limber. "Flaggy wings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flaggy Flagging; languid; limp.
    • flaggy Without flavor; insipid: as, “a great flaggy apple,”
    • flaggy Like a flag; broad; spreading.
    • flaggy Abounding in or resembling the plants called flags.
    • flaggy Suitable for or resembling flagstones in structure; fissile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Flaggy limp, flabby
    • adj Flaggy abounding in flags
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 5th Flag
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. obscure; cf. Dut. flag.

Usage

In literature:

And of this tufty flaggy ground, pocked with bogs and boglets, one especial nature is that it will not hold impressions.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
It consists of soft sands, with occasional intercalations of flaggy limestone.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
He is facing to the flaggy shore!
"Three Wonder Plays" by Lady I. A. Gregory
Flaggy, xi, 10, yielding, hanging loose.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
And of this tufty flaggy ground, pocked with bogs and boglets, one especial nature is that it will not hold impressions.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
The beds below these are referred to the English Yoredale series, and include some flaggy sandstones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
It was buried in the bottom of the deposit where the gravel rested on a flaggy limestone.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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