(Fleck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flecked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flecking.] [Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fläcka,
D. vlekken, vlakken, G. flecken. See Fleck, n.] To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain.Dryden.
A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air.Trench.
(Fleck"er) v. t. To fleck. Johnson.
(Fleck"less), a. Without spot or blame. [R.]
My consnience will not count me fleckless.Tennyson.
(Flec"tion) n. [See Flexion.]
1. The act of bending, or state of being bent.
2. The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.
(Flec"tion*al) a. Capable of, or pertaining to, flection or inflection.
A flectional word is a phrase in the bud.Earle.
(Flec"tor) n. A flexor.
(Fled) imp. & p. p. of Flee.
(Fledge) a. [OE. flegge, flygge; akin to D. vlug, G. flügge, flücke, OHG. flucchi, Icel. fleygr,
and to E. fly. &radic84. See Fly, v. i.] Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
His shoulders, fledge with wings.Milton.
(Fledge), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Fledged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fledging.]
1. To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers necessary for flight.
The birds were not as yet fledged enough to shift for themselves.L'Estrange.
2. To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.
Your master, whose chin is not yet fledged.Shak.