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  • In Anne Lamott's Imperfect Birds, Rosie ". . . got an Altoids box from another pile of gear, and extracted a bit of black flug." From the context, you can tell this is char cloth, which works with reesetee's definition of flug as lint, also used for fire-starting tinder.

    July 13, 2012

  • Dust or lint that collects in pockets, under beds,
    and in similar places; also used figuratively. Alternate spelling: phlug (which I like far better).

    January 26, 2010