flew (plural flews)
- (chiefly plural) The thick, dangling upper lip of certain breeds of dog, or the canine equivalent of the upper lip.
1994, Kellerman, Jonathan, Bad Love (Alex Delaware; 8):
- He petted the dog. 'These little guys are pretty expensive and this one looks like a good specimen.' He lifted a flew. 'Well cared for, too - these teeth have been scaled pretty recently and his ears are clean - these upright ears can be receptacles for all kinds of stuff ... anyway, what seems to be your problem with him?'
2014, Forde, Melanie, “SIX — Goblins”, in Hillwilla: A Novel, Mountain Lake Press:
- During the recitation, Eltie remained on her haunches, as she looked into Ralph's eyes, pulled down an eyelid, flipped up a flew, felt around his ribcage.
- simple past tense of
- Soft mutation of blew.