Fledgeling to Fleshy
(Fledge"ling) n. A young bird just fledged.
(Flee) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fled (fled); p. pr. & vb. n. Fleeing.] [OE. fleon, fleen, AS. fleón (imperf.
fleáh); akin to D. vlieden, OHG. & OS. fliohan, G. fliehen, Icel. flyja Dan. flye, Sw. fly Goth. þliuhan.
&radic84. Cf. Flight.] To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly
manner; to hasten off; usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.
[He] cowardly fled, not having struck one stroke.Shak.
Flee fornication.1 Cor. vi. 18.
So fled his enemies my warlike father.Shak.
When great speed is to be indicated, we commonly use fly, not flee; as, fly hence to France with the
utmost speed. "Whither shall I fly to 'scape their hands?" Shak. See Fly, v. i., 5.
(Fleece) n. [OE. flees, AS. fleós; akin to D. flies, vlies .]
1. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a
sheep, or animal, at one time.
Who shore meMilton.
Like a tame wether, all my precious fleece.
2. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
3. (Manuf.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding
Fleece wool, wool shorn from the sheep. Golden fleece. See under Golden.
(Fleece), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fleeced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fleecing.]
1. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
2. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions
Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them, the people were finely fleeced.Fuller.
3. To spread over as with wool. [R.] Thomson.
1. Furnished with a fleece; as, a sheep is well fleeced. Spenser.
2. Stripped of a fleece; plundered; robbed.
(Fleece"less) a. Without a fleece.
(Flee"cer) n. One who fleeces or strips unjustly, especially by trickery or fraund. Prynne.
(Flee"cy) a. Covered with, made of, or resembling, a fleece. "Fleecy flocks." Prior.
(Fleen) n. pl. Obs. pl. of Flea. Chaucer.
(Fle"er) n. One who flees. Ld. Berners.