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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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But going on his performance in the Trophy this week the penny is still yet to drop as he flattered to deceive for the time he was on the pitch.
Dark Promise, the 6-4 favourite, flattered to deceive on her outside before she faded out of contention, with the well-backed Fontley and last year's winner Off Chance claiming minor honours.
Course-record rounds of 63 from Soren Kjeldsen and Richard Finch flattered to deceive because by the time the leaders came to the back nine a strong wind had picked up.
Carmarthen had taken a 20th minute lead through a Cory Thomas header but they flattered to deceive and the visitors had too much class.
Fighting to stay alive in the FedEx Cup play-off series - he probably needs a top five finish for that - Woods flattered to deceive with two birdies early in his second round.
As the night wore on and the music deviated from the sublime to the plodding, it was a show which flattered to deceive.
Having done the hard graft and worked themselves into a lead, courtesy of a 39thminute strike from Danny Thomas, the Old Gold flattered to deceive as Welshpool battled back for a point.
They have flattered to deceive too often and under far too many managers, but now they look the part under Kevin Blackwell.
Ron Harris' gelding was a shade disappointing at Nottingham late last month, but has often flattered to deceive at that track while he has landed five of his 15 career wins at today's venue.
Fielding nine new signings, over the 90 minutes, the newly-promoted First Division side flattered to deceive against lacklustre opposition.
Another victory for the Ulsterman, whose past performances in recent years have regularly flattered to deceive, should be on the cards.