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flaw

1
Law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding

flaw

2
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather

flaw

[flȯ]
(materials)
A discontinuity in a material beyond acceptable established limits.
(meteorology)
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
(mineralogy)
A faulty part of a gemstone, such as a crack, visible imperfect crystallization, or internal twinning or cleavage.
(oceanography)
The seaward edge of fast ice.
A shore lead just outside fast ice.
References in classic literature ?
Then noble Rueful, like Ares himself, struck his flawless head-piece made of four pots -- he only among the Frogs showed prowess in the throng.
Her beauty was illumined by the awakened soul within, as some rosy lamp might shine through a flawless vase of alabaster.
His Romantic glow and emotion never fade or cool, but such poems as the Odes to the Nightingale and to a Grecian Urn, and the fragment of 'Hyperion,' are absolutely flawless and satisfying in structure and expression.
And thus waxed the fame and the power of the ape-man in the mysterious haunts of the savage jungle where he ranged, mightiest of beasts because of the man-mind which directed his giant muscles and his flawless courage.
All around the horizon are pale, fleecy clouds, never changing, never moving, like a silver setting for the flawless turquoise sky.
To look at you now, with your delightful white hair and your flawless skin, one would never believe that you bad ever spoken a single angry word, that you had ever felt the blood flow through your veins, or that your eyes had ever looked upon the gentle things of life.
Thus, the possessor of a rare jewel might, before opening the casket, warn the profane that no gem perhaps is flawless.
MW2 has applied its industry-leading SOA Blueprint(TM) and SOA methodology to integrate Service Integrity's SIFT(TM) product suite into an IT framework that leverages real-time, actionable business intelligence to directly impact the bottom-line and deliver flawless operations.
The Flawless collection is anticipated to hit stores in late August and early September, and will be available at retailers nationwide and at (http://www.
Even though the demand seems to have grown overnight, Flawless Records President Fred Durst points out .
It delivered a flawless performance every time we initiated a rich media meeting with people who had (and who hadn't) previously downloaded the software and offered optimal levels of management and security for enterprise IT managers," said Christine Perey, president of Switzerland-based Perey Research & Consulting, which led the test for NetworkWorld.