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flax

[ flaks ]SEE DEFINITION OF flax
  • as inhemp
  • as inthread
  • as inspank
  • as inbest
  • as indefeat
  • as inflog
  • as inhit

Synonyms for flax

  • bhang
  • cannabis
  • fiber
  • hashish
  • jute
  • marijuana
  • abaca
  • bang
  • fennel
  • manila
  • ambary
  • kef
  • kif
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAX

The flax which was sown in this country rose three feet high.

Fruit trees, Turkey corn, vines, and flax flourished in luxuriance.

They won't be bothered with flax, which wants no end of attention.

Then the girl took the flax and drove the heifer out to graze.

Sheets and table-cloths were of flax or hemp; dishes were of brass or pewter.

Flax sped along through the wind and the rain and the thunder.

Flax could see it brighter than all the brightness of the rainbow.

But father said I was mistaken,” said Flax, “and did not find it.

But when she began the seventh she found that she had no flax left.

But my bride must be able to gather the flax, and spin and weave a shirt, all in one day.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen," from Proto-Germanic *flakhsan (cf. Old Frisian flax, Middle Dutch and Dutch vlas, Old Saxon flas, Old High German flahs, German Flachs), probably from Proto-Germanic base *fleh-, corresponding to PIE *plek- "to weave, plait" (see ply (v.1)). But some connect it with PIE *pleik- (see flay) from the notion of "stripping" fiber to prepare it.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLAX

best

verbdefeat; gain advantage

flog

verbwhip, lash
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