floss floss  /f ˈlɑs/


  1. (n) a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
  2. (n) a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
  3. (v) use dental floss to clean

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  1. Cotton Candy At Seattle's Vessel, Jaime Boudreau combines orange-infused candy floss and spirits for a new twist on the old-fashioned.
  2. You still need to floss.
  3. Actually, mechanical docs will probably be in your house - from toilets that diagnose samples every time you tinkle to toothbrushes that check for gum disease and nag you to floss.


  1. Good News for People Who Hate to Floss

    New research published in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry has found that water flossing is significantly more effective at removing plaque than string floss. The study, which com
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Dania Ramirez: What's In My Bag?

    The star stays camera ready with the stash inside her Gucci tote. "I carry floss in case someone asks for a photo and there's stuff in my teeth," Ramirez (wed to director Bev Land , 35) says. "And red lipstick to get glamorous!" What else?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  3. 5 Secrets to Communicating Effectively With Millennials

    The young co-founder of 'Mental Floss' magazine, Will Pearson, provides insights to reaching this coveted market.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Entrepreneur via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "While Roger Daltrey exercises his aging vocal chords by embarking on a two-month 'Use or Lose It' solo tour, my focus is on Floss, which touches on the current issues faced by the Boomer generation," Townshend wrote, referring to The Who's lead...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Pete Townshend Source: Reuters India

  2. "The most important thing here is to acknowledge that yes, the content of the license agreement is wrong," said Baker on Monday. "The correct content is clear that the code is governed by FLOSS [free/libre open-source software] licenses, not...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Mitchell Baker Source: ITworld.com

  3. In an attempt to explain her lack of hygiene, Simpson said she skips the recommended daily brushings "because my teeth are so white and I don't like them to feel too slippery, but I do use Listerine and I do floss every day. But I don't brush them...
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Jessica Simpson Source: New York Daily News

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