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The dict-ified word of the day is flummery

| source : web1913 | Sowens \Sow"ens\ (? or ?), n. pl. [Scottish; cf. AS. se['a]w juice, glue, paste.] A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; -- called {flummery} in England. [Written also {sowans}, and {sowins}.] | source : web1913 | Flummery \Flum"mer*y\, n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.] 1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap. Milk and flummery are very fit for children. --Locke. 2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing. The flummery of modern criticism. --J. Morley. | source : wn | flummery n 1: a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal 2: meaningless ceremonies and flattery [syn: {mummery}]

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