flash·ing | \ ˈfla-shiŋ \

Definition of flashing 

: sheet metal used in waterproofing (as at roof valleys or hips or the angle between a chimney and a roof)

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My goal of having signs at the ticket counter was reached so that people can be warned about the flashing lights in Incredibles 2. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Disney warns 'Incredibles 2' moviegoers about seizure risk after fan's plea goes viral," 18 June 2018 Shortly after, Disbro activated his flashing lights and attempted to pull the troopers over, DPS said in a news release. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "DPS: Man impersonating officer arrested after attempting to pull over troopers," 12 July 2018 Hundreds of drones, set to wow viewers with a patriotic display of flashing lights in the sky, were grounded Wednesday by windy conditions. Ryan Suppe, USA TODAY, "Intel postpones Fourth of July drone light show due to windy conditions," 4 July 2018 Riders whirl by blue and green flashing lights and disco balls in purple and pink that are more amplified in the night. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney: Take a look at Toy Story Land at night," 2 July 2018 Only the flashing of police lights in the wee hours and that men in blue uniforms came to his house. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Judgement and Epiphany on Pittsburgh’s Number 79 Bus," 11 May 2018 Loose or broken roofing materials, curled shingles, sagging roofing, loose flashing and depressions near pipes are common signs of a problem. Wilson Weaver, chicagotribune.com, "3 home improvement issues you should never ignore," 9 Apr. 2018 After moviegoers pointed out on social media that some scenes contain lots of flashing lights, theaters are alerting people that the movie could impact people with certain health conditions, like epilepsy. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Movie Theaters Are Posting Warnings About All of the Strobe Lights in 'Incredibles 2'," 22 June 2018 Most recently, the foundation worked with Apple to remove a scene in a promotional video with flashing lights that caused symptoms in several photosensitive epileptics. Amanda Svachula, New York Times, "‘Incredibles 2’ Moviegoers Warned About Possible Seizures," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of flashing

1782, in the meaning defined above

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