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

  Flux \Flux\ (fl[u^]ks), n. [L. fluxus, fr. fluere, fluxum, to
     flow: cf.F. flux. See Fluent, and cf. 1st & 2d Floss,
     Flush, n., 6.]
     1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by,
        as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
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              By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part
              of them is thrown out of the body.    --Arbuthnot.
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              Her image has escaped the flux of things,
              And that same infant beauty that she wore
              Is fixed upon her now forevermore.    --Trench.
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              Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
                                                    --Felton.
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     2. The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb
        being called the reflux.
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     3. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
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     4. (Chem. & Metal.) Any substance or mixture used to promote
        the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax,
        lime, fluorite.
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     Note: White flux is the residuum of the combustion of a
           mixture of equal parts of niter and tartar. It consists
           chiefly of the carbonate of potassium, and is white. --
           Black flux is the ressiduum of the combustion of one
           part of niter and two of tartar, and consists
           essentially of a mixture of potassium carbonate and
           charcoal.
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     5. (Med.)
        (a) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part;
            especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the
            bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
        (b) The matter thus discharged.
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     6. (Physics) The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area
        of a given surface in a unit of time.
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