• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flat-iron an iron for smoothing cloth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a Teut. root found in Ice. flatr, flat, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, Old High Ger. flaz.


In literature:

They saw him, tied hand and foot, and heavy flat stones and iron weights laid one by one upon him.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
But before it is sent to the salesroom, a woman smooths the edge of the umbrella all around with a warm flat-iron.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
I suppose I may look for flat-irons and rolling-pins next.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
A flat pointing wedge of iron, used to drive through a mortise hole in the end of a bolt, to retain it firmly in its place.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A flat piece of iron is forged on to the bar near the centre.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
It is entirely constructed of wrought-iron, the body cut from a flat sheet of metal.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
In Figure 82 will be seen the Regular Channel-iron Kiln Truck designed for flat piling "end-wise" of the dry kiln.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
A lamp made of a piece of flat iron set on a stand of the same metal, stood on the ground.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Not that she ever touched Soapsuds or Flat-iron or Goffering-stick herself.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Before using, the silk should be damped and ironed flat on the wrong side.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell

In poetry:

Flat ways were his where sparsely grew
Gnarled, iron-colored oaks, with rifts,
Between dead boughs, of Eden-blue:
Ways where the speedwell lifts
"Days And Dreams" by Madison Julius Cawein
And I'll carry a bottle of ink
In case I should wish for a drink;
And this flat-iron so sweet
I'll take with me to eat,
And now I am ready, I think."
"The Erratic Rat" by Carolyn Wells
Then he sallies forth with a teatray on chest,
On his head he'd a big copper kettle,
With a couple of flat irons to throw at the Dragon,
Owd George were a real man of mettle!
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee

In news:

New Chi Flat Iron Model Now On Special At Amazon.
"Sixty Miles to Silver Lake" by Collaboraction at the Flat Iron Arts Building.
Flat Iron Steak with BBQ Beans.
Boneless beef shoulder top blade (flat iron) steaks, halved (1 to 1-1/4 lb.).
2 flat iron steaks 1 cup coffee (unflavored) 2 tbsp.
12 IBP® USDA Choice Flat Iron Everyday Steaks™, 5-oz.
Beef Top Blade (Flat Iron) Steaks, 6 oz.
Tips for Styling Natural Hair with a Flat Iron.
Complete details for Eddie's Flat Iron Pizza.
Flat Iron Square in Southwark.
The Chamber of Commerce will once again display veterans' pictures at the Oak Harbor Flat Iron Park from May 23-30.
When you're feeling so over your flat-iron, embrace your natural texture with this easy 'do.
Ironically, as I am writing this, outside my window a Seed Savers Exchange staff person is walking by carrying a flat of bright green tomato plants—a beautiful sight.
Whip out the flat iron— sleek , straight hair is in.
A modern farm cuisine spot in the Flat Iron struggles to sketch a memorable character.