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flail

[flāl]
(agriculture)
A manual device for threshing consisting of a long wooden handle with a free-swinging stick attached to the end.

Flail

 

a primitive agricultural implement for threshing grain, consisting of a wooden handle up to 2 m long and a short (up to 0.8 m) beater connected by a rawhide strap.

flail

A device for breaking or crushing material by means of one or more hammers which are hinged or pivoted about a rotating axle.
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When Christie was pressed into service the company was flailing and without direction," says Dennis McAlpine, a media analyst with Ryan, Beck & Co.
Abbreviations: Bale, removal of straw by baling; Burn, open-field burning; Flail 3X, flail-chopping residue three times with no removal; Rake, baling followed by flailing with a rotary scythe and residue removal with a needle-nose rake: Vacuum, baling followed by removal of the residue by vacuum-sweeper.
Deadliest Catch tasks you with controlling Octodad's appendages, as he destroy everything e with his flailing tentacles.
Seeing him miss three games for a flailing arm - and then seeing nothing for what happened with the Wigan player - it adds to the injustice of it all.
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Both Manning and Howes are flailing in the wind because over two thousand NGO's and other organizations have petitioned the U.
The same was true of his video Apocalypse Now, 1996, in which he was seen spinning around and flailing his arms above his head to the point of exhaustion in order to reproduce the visual dynamic of helicopters in a famous scene from Francis Ford Coppola's film.
If you don't have the structure of a target you're aiming to block, you end up flailing around.
They may be flailing with their miserable husbands, but the women of ABC's ``Desperate Housewives'' got a lot of love from the Television Critics Association.
Town had just drawn level thanks to John McCombe when Sodje forced his way in front of Keigan Parker with the help of a flailing elbow which was spotted by referee Nigel Miller standing only a few yards away.
For all their evident flailing, the bodies often seemed inert somehow, struggling within their own kinespheres but not getting anywhere.
In the game a character named Tree Hugger is depicted as a lavender-clad sprite who prances through the forest flailing his hands and pointing out rainbows.