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flannel

  
  ( flannels    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Flannel is a soft cloth, usually made of cotton or wool, that is used for making clothes.  
oft N n  
He wore a faded red flannel shirt.     
2       n-count   A flannel is a small cloth that you use for washing yourself.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use washcloth     


face flannel        ( face flannels    plural  ) A face flannel is a small cloth made of towelling which you use for washing yourself.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use washcloth     
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flannel

  
  (figurative)  
1   
      n   baloney     (informal)   blarney, equivocation, flattery, hedging, prevarication, soft soap     (informal)   sweet talk     (U.S. informal)   waffle     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   weasel words     (informal, chiefly U.S.)  
2   
      vb   blarney, butter up, equivocate, flatter, hedge, prevaricate, pull the wool over (someone's) eyes, soft-soap     (informal)   sweet-talk     (informal)   waffle     (informal, chiefly Brit.)  

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face flannel, flan, flange, flank

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