flocking

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

Definition of flocking

: a design in flock

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After flocking one section of the tree, mist that section again with the spray bottle to activate the flocking and seal it to the branches. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "Here's How to Flock a Christmas Tree, if You've Always Dreamed of a White Christmas," 29 Aug. 2019 Then there's the annual flocking of the parrotheads. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: July 15-21," 14 July 2019 The trees - 6 feet tall and covered with white flocking – arrived Tuesday at the longtime unofficial campsite for the homeless. Alyson Ward And Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Homeless camp now adorned with the 'gift' of Christmas trees," 21 Dec. 2017 FEET FIRST mats are made from 100% recycled truck tires with durable nylon flocking, usable indoors or out, washable, durable, and endearing…. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Fake Manhole-Cover Doormats," 16 Jan. 2008 All of this is creating a toxic political environment in much of the advanced world, driving greater polarization and the flocking of voters to candidates outside the mainstream. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "Interest Rates Have Fallen Around the World," 27 June 2016

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First Known Use of flocking

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2019

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The first known use of flocking was circa 1874

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