flock·​ing | \ ˈflä-kiŋ How to pronounce flocking (audio) \

Definition of flocking

: a design in flock

Examples of flocking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Services include delivery for a fee, snow flocking and flame proofing. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "15 of the best family-run Christmas tree lots in Los Angeles," 25 Nov. 2020 In the absence of clear signals, our brains use information about the crowd to infer appropriate actions, similar to the behavior of schooling fish and flocking birds. Filippo Menczer, Scientific American, "Information Overload Helps Fake News Spread, and Social Media Knows It," 20 Nov. 2020 This will catch any flocking that may fall off the wreath. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make a Snowy Winter Village Wreath," 18 Nov. 2020 Once the needles are damp, sprinkle the flocking onto the tree. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "Here's How to Flock a Christmas Tree, for Anyone Dreaming of a White Christmas," 30 Oct. 2020 Only a few reviewers on Amazon reported that the flocking made a mess while setting it up. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Artificial Christmas Trees to Brighten the Holidays," 15 Sep. 2020 Models with design features such as flocking, air coils and firmness controls cost between $50 and $80 on average. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best airbed with built-in pump," 29 Aug. 2020 This flocking provides additional grip for bottom sheets, and also protects the user from the uncomfortable vinyl beneath the surface. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best airbed with built-in pump," 29 Aug. 2020 Just be sure to put paper with glitter, velvet flocking, or metal in the regular trash. David Kender, USA TODAY, "Have yourself a cleaner Christmas: How to reduce, reuse and recycle all that holiday trash," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of flocking

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flocking was circa 1874

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28 Nov 2020

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“Flocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flocking. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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