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The Definitive Flash: 50 Shades of Flash, Day 47

Fifty Words on Fifty Def­i­n­i­tions of Flash

(def­i­n­i­tions from Dictionary.com)


     47.  [Ori­gin: 1350–1400; ME flasshen to sprin­kle, splash, ear­li­er
flask(i) en; prob. phon­es­themic in orig. ; cf. sim­i­lar expres­sive words with
and -sh]

Out of “flask” comes flash. What unex­pect­ed thing might some­one by
car­ry­ing around right now in a flask? Write that flash, using
sprin­kle and splash some­where in the


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