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Definition of Flukiness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Flukiness
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1. Modern Argentina, the El Dorado of To-day: With Notes on Uruguay and Chile by W. H. (William Henry) Koebel (1907)
"... the “flukiness” and element of luck which enters into the matter. However excellent the breed, the question of size remains uncertain. ..."
2. In the Tracks of the Trades: The Account of a Fourteen Thousand Mile by Lewis Ransome Freeman (1920)
"... as we had done for that from the Marquesas to Tahiti, but the flukiness of the wind, which became apparent as soon as we were clear of the harbour, ..."
3. How to Become an Author: A Practical Guide by Arnold Bennett (1903)
"An element of chance or "flukiness" must of necessity enter into the question of the acceptance or rejection of any given manuscript by any given firm. ..."
4. Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some by Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1898)
"The chief argument against it is its "flukiness." Though useful as a protection against the ram, its employment in battle is best left to its special craft, ..."
5. Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day (1911)
"... as we had done for that from the Marquesas to Tahiti, but the flukiness of the wind, which became apparent as soon as we were clear of the harbor, ..."
6. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1895)
"Both the winning hits were long shots, straight, firm, and perfect in direction, with no element of flukiness in them. Mr. Buckmaster, of whom the Cambridge ..."