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  Flail (weapon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flail is a medieval weapon made of one (or more) weights attached to a handle with a hinge or chain.
The term "flail" comes from the motion of the weapon, and was actually given first to a farming implement used to separate wheat from chaff.
It is generally believed that that the military flail is appreciably more damaging than either the sword or mace, and it is not so heavy that it needs to be swung in circles to gain momentum before striking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flail_(weapon)   (573 words)

 TRAUMA.ORG: Thoracic Trauma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A segment of the chest wall that is flail is unable to contribute to lung expansion.
The main significance of a flail chest however is that it indicates the presence of an underlying pulmonary contusion.
A flail chest is identified as paradoxical movement of a segment of the chest wall - ie indrawing on inspiration and moving outwards on expiration.
www.trauma.org /thoracic/CHESTflail.html   (1460 words)

 eMedicine - Flail Chest : Article Excerpt by: H Scott Bjerke, MD, FACS
Flail chest is one of the worst subset of these injuries and is likely the most common serious injury to the thorax seen by clinicians.
While many patients with flail chest require intubation, advances in the knowledge of physiology and chest wall mechanics, as well as the potential morbidity of prolonged mechanical ventilation, have reestablished that it is the severity of the underlying lung injury and not the flail segment that causes a problem.
Flail chest is foremost a clinical finding and observation that is often accompanied by physiologic derangements, which are sometimes globally lumped into the diagnosis.
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/flail-chest.htm   (640 words)

 Flail Chopper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flail choppers can be effective on invasive plants in a variety of aquatic and wetland sites.
Flail choppers are attachments to either land- or water-based mechanical control systems.
A flail chopper has a number of knife blades that rotate rapidly inside a hood.
el.erdc.usace.army.mil /aqua/apis/mechanical/html/flail_ch.html   (312 words)

 The Case for the Flail: Mechanical Landmine Clearance for the Humanitarian Application (3.2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Aardvark Flail evolved from a system first introduced in World War II to breach the minefields protecting "Fortress Europe." Years of field experience and design improvements have resulted in a system capable of clearing all types of mines in a non-combatant environment.
The flail is also very adept at clearing mines in areas that have tall grass, brush and substantial shrubs with diameters of up to 4 inches, thereby eliminating the risky step of manually clearing the brush before clearance can commence.
The basic flail clearance system is simple, operationally proven, efficient, and effective, but unless it is supported by a regular inspection program, routine maintenance, proper lubricants and oils, and an air compressor and welding equipment, it will become just another piece of abandoned machinery.
maic.jmu.edu /journal/3.2/profiles/robertson/aardvark.htm   (1356 words)

 eMedicine - Flail Chest : Article by H Scott Bjerke, MD, FACS
Flail chest is an indicator of significant kinetic force to the chest wall and rib cage but also may occur with lesser trauma in persons with underlying pathology, including osteoporosis, total sternectomy, and multiple myeloma.
Clinical: Flail chest is a clinical anatomic diagnosis noted in blunt trauma patients with paradoxical or reverse motion of a chest wall segment while spontaneously breathing.
The flail portion of the diagnosis is a clinical observation that is supported by the radiologic identification of the fracture pattern.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2813.htm   (2610 words)

 Flail Chest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flail chest can also occur when ribs are fractured proximally in conjunction with disarticulation of costochondral cartilages distally.
In very young animals in whom the costal cartilages are quite flexible, a flail chest can occur when several ribs are fractured proximally and the costal cartilages allow the segment to move independently of the rest of the chest wall.
If the flail segment is impairing gas exchange or contributing to hypoxemia, the flail segment should be supported by a firm chest wrap or temporarily by laying the patient with the flail segment down against the exam table.
www.cvmbs.colostate.edu /clinsci/wing/trauma/flail.htm   (230 words)

 Flail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The flail was very similar to the mace in theory, that is, put a hard object with mass on the end of a stick so you could build up momentum before striking the target.
In flails, separating the striking object (example: metal balls, spiked or not) from the haft by a chain gave flails flexibility.
While also similar in concept to a morningstar or ball and chain, the flail generally consisted of multiple chains and balls attached to a haft; thus, the flail was even more of an weapon impossible to parry against.
members.aol.com /dargolyt/TheForge/flail.htm   (145 words)

 Flail - LoveToKnow 1911
It consists of a short thick club called a "swingle" or "swipple" attached by a rope or leather thong to a wooden handle in such a manner as to enable it to swing freely.
The "flail" was a weapon used for military purposes in the middle ages.
This weapon was known as the "morning star" or "holy water sprinkler." During the panic over the Popish plot in England from 1678 to 1681, clubs, known as "Protestant flails," were carried by alarmed Protestants (see Green Ribbon Club).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Flail   (204 words)

 Medieval Spiked Skull Flail - MWArt.com
Flail is a medieval weapon that is made of one or more spiked metal balls attached to a handle with a chain.
Throughout the history, the flail was rarely used by knights, who held the sword in much higher self esteem.
The flail is not so heavy that it needs to be swung in circles to gain momentum before striking, but on the other hand, it's not light enough to be used as a whip.
mwart.com /xq/ASP.product/pid.1502/qx/medieval-spiked-skull-flail.htm   (171 words)

 Details of the object   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As a symbol of royalty, the flail was part of the insignia of Osiris, king of the dead.
private individuals aspired, like royalty, to revival and eternal life, and therefore included in their paintings on sarcophagi or placed in their tomb accessories such as the flail which was originally restricted to the kings and gods.
The princess's flail was restored from the preserved beads after the disintegration of the original wood.
www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg /details.asp?which2=607   (71 words)

 Flail mowing rice stubble helps build second crop yields
Pederson, who grows about 900 acres of rice, began flail mowing his main crop rice after harvesting it in 2000 and was surprised to find out how much difference the practice made in his rice yields.
The idea of using a flail shredder on the main crop stubble came to Pederson in 1999.
The Franzes are planning to flail mow most of their main crop rice when they begin harvest in the next few days.
southwestfarmpress.com /mag/farming_flail_mowing_rice/index.html   (1188 words)

Flail - The Medieval flails were used as armor-fighting weapons.
The flail is a weapon used during the Middle Ages initially made of a spiked metal ball attached to a handle with a hinge or a chain
The Flail was predominantly used by Knights and Foot Soldiers.
www.middle-ages.org.uk /flail.htm   (619 words)

 Medieval Weapons - Flails
Own a true museum quality medieval flail with styling based on the actual items found in "digs" under and around the castles of Europe.
This hand crafted flail masterpiece features a flened steel ball with spikes over 2-1/2" long attached to a flened chain which is linked inside a hand wrought flened steel bar.
The wrought iron bar of this medieval weapon flail is secured to a seared wood handle and has an overall extended length of over four feet!
www.knightsedge.com /medieval-weapons/medieval-flail.htm   (101 words)

 Flail - Planetside Syndicate
The Flail must be deployed, immobilizing it, to fire its devastating long-range energy projectiles.
Laze Pointers may be obtained from the Flail itself, as well as all Equipment terminals, and do not require any special Certifications to use.
To recharge the Flail's capacitor, you must go to a Repair/Rearm Silo at a facility that has the Vehicle Module benefit, or use a Vehicle Energy Crystal in the Caverns.
wiki.planetsidesyndicate.com /index.php?title=Flail   (333 words)

 Hydraulic Rotary Flail Mowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are two flail heads available for mounting on the boom mower in place of the rotary heads.
The Boom Flail 60 is a grass flail with a 60 inch cut.
The Boom Flail Axe 48 is for cutting brush up to 4" in diameter and has a 48 inch cut.
www.capmowers.com /flailmowers.htm   (107 words)

 Alamo Industrial: Products: Flail Mowers > BRAHMA® Flail
High speed flail mowing head is available in 5' and 6.5' widths and furnished with 8 oz.
heavy duty flail knives providing a smooth, finished cut Rotary mowing head is available in 60" width and, with its deep deck, permits better air flow and easier discharge.
Both flail and rotary heads feature 30" lift height, Mower is operated by a single one-touch joystick control.
www.alamo-industrial.com /products/productview.asp?ChildCategoryID=2&ProductID=14   (233 words)

Flail Like Ed is a four-piece, original rock and roll band, based in Vernon, Connecticut.
Many of Flail Like Ed's songs have a strong guitar sound that is influenced by punk and alternative rock bands.
Flail Like Ed also plays a small but varied list of covers.
www.myspace.com /flaillikeed   (344 words)

 Flail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An agricultural instrument, used for threshing, see flail (agriculture)
A cutting part of a brush hog, wood chipper or stump grinder, made with two or more pivoting blades or hammers mounted to the edge of a spinning flywheel, and arranged to swing into contact with the materials to be cut or shredded.
An instrument for corporal punishment, see flail (punishment) (see this also for weapons not similar to the previous called 'flail')
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flail   (198 words)

 Alamo Corporate Web Site | Flail Mowers
The Rhino Flex Flail® is ideal in any situation where time, fine cut and smooth finish are important.
Alamo Industrial’s Interstater™ sets a high standard for roadside mowers, with single and dual wing options, hydraulic pump drive for the mowing units, and unique in-frame hydraulic oil cooling for reliable constant power.
The precision and fine cut offered by flail mowing technology can also be found in equipment from Tiger, Spearhead, McConnel, Rousseau and Twose.
www.alamo-group.com /Company/Products/Categories/Flail_Mowers.html   (201 words)

 flail - the Perl MUA from the Clue Factory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flail is a hacker's MUA (Mail User Agent, a program you use to read your mail).
By variable-weight, I mean a mailer that you could use from a command-line interface (lightweight), a full-blown GUI (heavyweight), or even by accessing a detached flail process via HTTP or IRC on the fly (sort of medium-weight).
There is a modicum of documentation in flail itself, via the help command, including a brand-spanking new POD.
www.flail.org   (656 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Flail chest - WrongDiagnosis.com
Flail chest: A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery.
A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
The following list attempts to classify Flail chest into categories where each line is subset of the next.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/flail_chest.htm   (218 words)

 Flail - MWArt.com
Own a true museum quality flail with styling based on the actual items found in "digs" under and around the castles of Europe.
A flened steel ball features spikes over 2" long and is attached to a flened chain which is linked inside a hand wrought flened steel bar secured to a seared wood handle wilt handmade nails.
This style weapon was widely used throughout the ages and replicates the style and construction of those early flail weapons.
www.mwart.com /product.asp?pid=122&cat=29&subcat=Y&AFID=20696&PRDID=122   (156 words)

 Flail of Ages main flail location(help needed) - GameBanshee Forums
okkie in ma previous game, i first found the flail and then the other parts and one by one forged them.
this time i m near the final bosses' room and i just have the heads, not the flail.
There is no main flail, just three flail heads.
www.gamebanshee.com /forums/baldurs-gate-ii-shadows-of-amn-9/flail-of-ages-main-flail-location-help-needed-3996.html#post36071   (213 words)

 definition of flail (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-4.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely.
An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.
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www.brainydictionary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /words/fl/flail165166.html   (241 words)

 Flail Mowers
Rhino offers a wide range of flail mowers and shredders to handle many applications from lawn maintenance to row crop shredding.
Ranging from the 62" RHD62 to our 25' RC25, every Rhino flail provides a clean cut, even distribution of cut material, and safe operation.
RHINO guarantees each piece of Rhino equipment against defective materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of delivery to the purchaser unless otherwise specified.
www.servis-rhino.com /Catalog/FlailMowers   (127 words)

 Tiger Corporation: Rotary and Flail Mowers for Highway Maintenance - Flail Mowers
Hydraulic side mount mower with 25' cut reach and 50" rotary or flail cut width
Hydraulic side mount mower with 20.5' cut reach and 50"/60" rotary or 50"/63" flail cut width
Hydraulic side mount mower with 17' cut reach and 44" rotary or 40" flail cut width
www.tiger-mowers.com /products/flail/default.asp   (82 words)

 Medieval Weaponry (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-4.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Combined with the increased prevalence of horse warfare (which eased movement and gave an advantage to its warring riders who carried spears) and the introduction of massive siege engines, these hand-held weapons allowed invaders like the Normans to overawe less technologically-advanced peoples.
The peasants, on the other hand, generally fought back with the only weapons in their possession: the tools that they used to till their fields and tend their homes - hayforks, flails, sickles, axes, clubs with spikes, and boar-spears.
Interestingly, these same tools eventually became an integral part of the weapons inventory of most armies.
www.castles-of-britain.com.cob-web.org:8888 /castle36.htm   (1294 words)

 Flail - 1995 Atlantic Hurricane Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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www.rottentomatoes.com /m/flail_1995_atlantic_hurricane_season   (307 words)

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