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 Flic (French).Flies. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flick.
 
To strike with a quick jerk. To “flick a whip in one’s face” is to strike the face with the lash and draw the whip suddenly back again. (Anglo-Saxon, fliccerian; Scotch, flicker; Danish, flikkeren, to twinkle, etc.)   1
 


 Flic (French).Flies. 

 
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