flong

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French flan.

Noun[edit]

flong (plural flongs)

  1. A mould, especially one made from papier-mâché, used to create a stereotype.
    • 1892: Stereotyping, the Papier Mache Process, Charles Sumner Partridge,
      A few sheets of paper are soaked in water and then pasted together to form a flong. This flong is beaten into a page of type and dried, thus forming a matrix to receive the molten metal, which, when cooled, becomes an exact duplicate of the type page.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

flong

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of fling