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Flam

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Flattery for an object; blarney; humbug. (Irish, flim, Anglo-Saxon, flœm, flight.)

“They told me what a fine thing it was to be an Englishman, and about liberty and property . . I find it was a flam.”—Godwin: Caleb Williams. vol. ii. chap. v. p. 57.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Flag-ship
Flag Signals
Flag’s Down (The)
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