Flour, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floured p. pr. & vb. n. Flouring.]
1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.
2. To sprinkle with flour.
Flour n. The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.
Flour bolt, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones.
Flour box a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box.
Flour dredge or Flour dredger, a flour box.
Flour dresser, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness.
Flour mill, a mill for grinding and sifting flour.
n : fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the
meal of a cereal grain
v 1: cover with flour; "flour fish or meat before frying it"
2: convert grain into flour
Grain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of
Abraham (Gen. 18:6). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was
also ground daily at the mills (Jer. 25:10). The flour mingled
with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven
(Ex. 12:34) was added and sometimes omitted (Gen. 19:3). The
dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or ten inches in
diameter and baked in the oven.
Fine flour was offered by the poor as a sin-offering (Lev.
5:11-13), and also in connection with other sacrifices (Num.