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 for Adam''s flannel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flannel \Flan"nel\ (fl[a^]n"n[e^]l), n. [F. flanelle, cf. OF.
     flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel,
     fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.]
     1. A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. --Shak.
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     2. a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling
        flannel[1]; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets;
        also called flanellette.
        [PJC]
  
     3. pl. garments made of flannel, especially underwear.
        [PJC]
  
     4. a washcloth. [Brit.]
        [PJC]
  
     5. humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk. [Brit. informal]
        [PJC]
  
     6. insincere flattery or praise. [Brit. informal]
        [PJC]
  
     Adam's flannel. (Bot.) See under Adam.
  
     Canton flannel, Cotton flannel. See Cotton flannel,
        under Cotton.
        [1913 Webster] flannelbush

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adam \Ad"am\, n.
     1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the
        progenitor of the human race.
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     2. (As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty.
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              And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak.
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     Adam's ale, water. [Coll.]
  
     Adam's apple.
  
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca). It attains a
            height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton.
        (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta).
  
     2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the
        neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so
        called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden
        fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first
        parent.
  
     Adam's+flannel+(Bot.),+the+mullein+({Verbascum+thapsus">Adam's flannel (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus).
        
  
     Adam's+needle+(Bot.),+the+popular+name+of+a+genus+({Yucca">Adam's needle (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca)
        of liliaceous plants.
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