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 for Flam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flam \Flam\ (fl[a^]m), n. [Cf. AS. fle['a]m, fl[=ae]m,
     flight. [root]84 . Cf. Flimflam.]
     A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory
     pretext; deception; delusion. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
           A perpetual abuse and flam upon posterity. --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flam \Flam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flammed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To deceive with a falsehood. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
           God is not to be flammed off with lies.  --South.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "flam":
     ballot-box stuffing, balls, baloney, beat, beguile of, bilk,
     blague, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunco, bunk, bunkum, burn,
     cardsharping, cheat, cheating, chisel, chouse, chouse out of,
     claptrap, cock-and-bull story, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen,
     cozenage, crap, crib, deception, defraud, diddle, diddling,
     dishonesty, do in, do out of, dodge, euchre, exaggeration, eyewash,
     fairy tale, fake, fakement, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story,
     farrago, fib, fiction, finagle, fish story, fishy transaction,
     fleece, flimflam, fob, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, fudge,
     gammon, gerrymandering, ghost story, gouge, graft, grift, gull,
     gyp, gyp joint, half-truth, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus,
     hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey, humbug, humbuggery, illicit business,
     imposition, imposture, jiggery-pokery, legal fiction, lie,
     little white lie, mendacity, moonshine, mulct, pack the deal,
     phony, pigeon, pious fiction, practice fraud upon, prevarication,
     put-on, racket, rip-off, rook, scam, screw, sell, sell gold bricks,
     sham, shave, shortchange, slight stretching, spoof,
     stack the cards, stick, sting, story, swindle, take a dive, tale,
     tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, thimblerig, throw a fight,
     trumped-up story, untruth, victimize, white lie, yarn

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