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flush

1
1. redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc.
2. Ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water

flush

2
1. (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
2. Botany a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc.

flush

3
(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Flush

Signifying that the adjoining surfaces in a building or in a wall are even, level, or arranged so that their edges are close together and on the same plane.

flush

[fləsh]
(ecology)
An evergreen herbaceous or nonflowering vegetation growing in habitats where seepage water causes the surface to be constantly wet but rarely flooded.
(engineering)
Pertaining to separate surfaces that are on the same level.
(graphic arts)
A printing term that means no indention; headings are often run flush left, that is, they align at the left margin; flush-right lines align at the right.

flush

Having the surface or face even or level with the adjacent surface.

Flush

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
See: Dogs

flush

(data)
To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation.

"Flush" was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation. One spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer, washing the characters away before they could be printed.

Compare drain.

2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more permanent memory. E.g. flushing buffered disk writes to disk, as with C's standard I/O library "fflush(3)" call. This sense was in use among BLISS programmers at DEC and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965. Another example of this usage is flushing a cache on a context switch where modified data stored in the cace which belongs to one processes must be written out to main memory so that the cache can be used by another process.

flush

To empty the contents of a memory buffer. See buffer.
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Hunting within gun range, busy and aggressive flushers will merrily scour out whatever was overlooked by pointers and can be called and sent in to gather up what's been shot over a point.
I could have used a flusher (retriever or spaniel), with no danger of the two dogs creating problems for one another.
Eventually, hunting with a flusher becomes no different than hunting with any other dog, at least from their viewpoint.
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Murphy adds that automated flushers eliminate the custom that many students and adults have of using their foot to activate toilets with handles.
That will be a considerable challenge as the state's population grows (there were more than 4,000,000 new "flushers" just in the 1990s).
Surprisingly, some tank flushers act more like bidets, with a great deal of splash-up from the force of the rushing water.
"It looks like a murder scene," says Rick, as he heads to join the team of admirably jolly "flushers" - one of whom is nicknamed Manhole.
The flushers have to wade through a thick sludge of sewage to reach the 750m-long fatberg hidden under London, one of the biggest ever found in the UK.
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This is easier when hunting over the pointing breeds than when hunting over flushers like Labs and spaniels, but it's equally important.