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flemish (third-person singular simple present flemishes, present participle flemishing, simple past and past participle flemished)

  1. (nautical) To coil a rope into a neat pattern on the deck of a ship.
    • 1964, Catherine Irvine Gavin, The Fortress, page 36:
      The two Swedish sailors on deck, lounging and spitting into the water, seemed not to have been kept up to their duties, for paint work and bright work were far from brilliant, and the ropes were badly pointed and flemished.