A lock, as of wool.
A small spot or streak; a speckle.
- A sunny fleck .
- Life is dashed with flecks of sin.
To mark with small spots
*:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
From (etyl) . More at (l).
A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration.
A large number of animals, especially sheep or goats kept together.
Those served by a particular pastor or shepherd.
, author=Green Key Books
, title=God's Word to the Nations (John 10:16)
, passage=I also have other sheep that are not from this pen. I must lead them. They, too, will respond to my voice. So they will be one flock with one shepherd.
A large number of people.
* Bible, 2 Macc. xiv. 14
- As half amazed, half frighted all his flock .
- The heathen came to Nicanor by flocks .
* congregation, bunch, gaggle, horde, host, legion, litter, nest, rabble, swarm, throng, wake
To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.
- People flocked to the cinema to see the new film.
(obsolete) To flock to; to crowd.
* 1609 , Taylor
- Friends daily flock .
To treat a pool with chemicals to remove suspended particles.
- Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.
From (etyl) .
Coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding
A lock of wool or hair.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel].
Very fine sifted woollen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, formerly used as a coating for wallpaper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fibre used for a similar purpose.
*:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock -paper on the walls.
To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles.