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flashing

[′flash·iŋ]
(building construction)
A strip of sheet metal placed at the junction of exterior building surfaces to render the joint watertight.
(chemical engineering)
Vaporization of volatile liquids by either heat or vacuum.
(engineering)
Burning brick in an intermittent air supply in order to impart irregular color to the bricks.
(metallurgy)
The violent expulsion of small metal particles due to arcing during flash butt welding.
(optics)
The apparent filling of a curved mirror or lens with light when viewed from a distance, as a result of the production of a parallel beam by a light source at the focus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Flashing

A thin impervious material placed in construction to prevent water penetration or provide water drainage between a roof and vertical walls and over exterior doors and windows.
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flashing

flashing
A thin impervious material placed in construction (e.g., in mortar joints and through air spaces in masonry) to prevent water penetration and/or provide water drainage, esp. between a roof and wall, and over exterior door openings and windows.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flashing

To install an operating system or application into flash memory storage. See flash memory and Android ROM.
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If you have exposed flashing that is getting corroded your roof flashing repair may simply be a matter of using steel wool and cleaning it up.
Using steel rather than aluminium flashing is going to alleviate much of the maintenance on your flashing.
Insects can fall into phase just by chance, flashing together for cycle after cycle.
Start the flashing job by installing the first piece of base flashing across the bottom of the chimney and over the top of the shingles (Photo 3).
Complete the base flashing by nailing the saddle to the roof and sealing it with additional strips of membrane (Photo 6).
The next step is to mark and cut the grooves in the chimney's mortar joints to accept the cap flashing. Start at the front of the chimney and mark the third mortar joint tip from the roof.
Ham folds stiffen the long edge of a flashing, preventing a wavy appearance and delivering a professional look.
Four methods to help you make the flashings to solve 90 percent of your water-proofing needs.
Then he showed me, first on roofs, then elsewhere around a house, the vulnerable areas water would enter and how to properly fabricate metal flashings that would seal the entry points.
Hanson and others have observed overlapping swarms of two different firefly species flashing synchronously at independent rates.
In fact, observers have noticed waves of flashing in firefly congregations, especially when a population is spread out over a large tree or in a string of bushes along a riverbank.