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A groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column).  Synonym: flute.

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... the tooth of a crocodile and the bones of a spiny pike, and in other masses of clay the very reeds and bits of the trees that grew there. These sedges of the primitive ages were quite charming. Even some of their colour was preserved, and all their delicate fluting and fibre, in the fine clay. One of the branches of a tree, now turned to lignite, had possessed a thick pith. This pith had decayed, and water had trickled down the hollow like a pipe. The water was full of iron pyrites, ...
— The Naturalist on the Thames • C. J. Cornish

Words linked to "Fluting" :   groove, flute, channel

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