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floss

1. the mass of fine silky fibres obtained from cotton and similar plants
2. any similar fine silky material, such as the hairlike styles and stigmas of maize or the fibres prepared from silkworm cocoons
3. See dental floss

floss

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(metallurgy)
Molten or solid slag floating on the surface of a metal melt.

FLOSS

(Free, Libre and Open Source Software) See free software and open source.
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One in five have never flossed, and, among those who do, only one in four flosses daily and 25% haven't done so in more than six months.