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flatter

1. a blacksmith's tool, resembling a flat-faced hammer, that is placed on forged work and struck to smooth the surface of the forging
2. a die with a narrow rectangular orifice for drawing flat sections
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They had their great cousins, to be sure, to resort to for comfort; but they must long feel that to flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
Sir Walter, indeed, though he had no affection for Anne, and no vanity flattered, to make him really happy on the occasion, was very far from thinking it a bad match for her.
"You must give me leave to flatter myself, my dear cousin, that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course.
In short, he so blended the warlike with the artful, the obvious with the obscure, as to flatter the propensities of both parties, and to leave to each subject of hope, while neither could say it clearly comprehended his intentions.
Flatter them enough upon their absence of vanity, and you can do what you like with them.
BODY TYPE: PEAR "IF you have a pear shape, instead of hiding your bottom with bikini shorts, flatter your shape by opting for higher cuts, designed to make your legs look longer.
This colorful mini dress with a strapless square corset would flatter anyone.
Skirt up to mid calf does not even flatter the 20 year- old mannequins, so give it up.
The analyst expects "solid" nitrogen demand to keep CF volumes high, even if the cost curve is flatter. The stock at current levels is reflecting a flatter curve than is likely, which brings an improved risk/reward profile, Connelly tells investors in a research note.
A fuss-free jacket that's cut in at the waist will flatter your shape and slim down a big mbust.
"It's a three-dimensional thing," said Sarah Flatter, a fulltime professor of graphic design at St.