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Fluting iron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fluting iron a laundry iron for fluting ruffles; -- called also Italian iron, or gaufering iron.
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Usage

In literature:

Music is provided by bamboo flutes, drums and an iron instrument something like a flute.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
A Bedou was playing a flute made of two leg-bones of a crane bound together with iron.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
A fluting-iron, called, also, a patent Italian iron, saves much labor, in ironing ruffles neatly.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
From the boy's sash he pulled a dabbus, a fluted iron cylinder mounted on a wooden staff.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
In his hand was a pair of hard iron-wood sticks, and one assegai, with a broad, keen, fluted blade.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
Nelly stood by the ironing-board, watching Ulrica flute the pretty lace ruffles.
"Nelly's Silver Mine" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Not for her the intricacies of starching and skillful ironing and fluting.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
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