Webster 1913 Edition
That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.
a battery which is kept constant by the flowing of the exciting liquid through the cell or cells.
a furnace from which molten metal, can be drawn, as through a tap hole; a foundry cupola.–
a sheet when eased off, or loosened to the wind, as when the wind is abaft the beam.
Webster 1828 Edition