Flush

Flush has several meanings:

  • Flush (physiology), to become markedly red in the face and often other areas of the skin, from various physiological conditions
  • Flush (cards), a hand in card games
    • Flush (poker), a hand in poker
  • Flush text, in justification (typesetting)
  • Flush toilet, a toilet using water to dispose of waste
  • Flush (slalom skiing), a consecutive series of vertical gates
  • Flush deck, in naval architecture
  • Flush rivet
  • First flush, the initial surface runoff of a rainstorm
  • Flush, a growth of leaves on the tea plant
  • Harris flush, an enema type
  • Saline flush
  • Flushing (military tactic), a tactic used to force an opposing element out of cover and into the line of fire
  • Flushing, a method used in hunting to scare animals out of concealed areas

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Famous quotes containing the word flush:

    Say what they will of the glowing independence one feels in the saddle, give me the first morning flush of your cheery pedestrian!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    What potent blood hath modest May;
    What fiery force the earth renews,
    The wealth of forms, the flush of hues;
    Joy shed in rosy waves abroad
    Flows from the heart of Love, the Lord.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    F.R. Leavis’s “eat up your broccoli” approach to fiction emphasises this junkfood/wholefood dichotomy. If reading a novel—for the eighteenth century reader, the most frivolous of diversions—did not, by the middle of the twentieth century, make you a better person in some way, then you might as well flush the offending volume down the toilet, which was by far the best place for the undigested excreta of dubious nourishment.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)