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 Fledgeby (2 syl.).Fleeced (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flee the Falcon (To).
 
To let fly the small cannon.   1
        “I’ll flee the falcon’ (so the small cannon was called) ‘I’ll flee the falcon … my certie, she’ll ruffle their feathers for them’” [i.e. the insurgents].—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xxv.
 


 Fledgeby (2 syl.).Fleeced (1 syl.). 

 
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