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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Plowden, behind the wheel of the Hyundai, drove off at high speed west on Nedro, pursued by Ruch’s car with its front light flashing, and the second unmarked car and marked police cars. Julie Shaw, Philly.com, "6 months after Philly police shot unarmed man, widow still seeks answers," 27 June 2018 Driving in a straight line with a turn signal flashing is not against the law, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Drivers and signals don't always work together | Dash Cam Derby Video," 20 Feb. 2018 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

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1782, in the meaning defined above

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