fley

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fleien, from Old English flēgan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: flā, Lua error in Module:IPA/tracking at line 58: attempt to index global 'tracking' (a nil value)
  • Homophone: flay
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Verb[edit]

fley (third-person singular simple present fleys, present participle fleying, simple past and past participle fleyed)

  1. (obsolete) To frighten.
    • 1860, James Phillips Kay, Scarsdale; or, Life on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border:
      The Jack O'Lanthron was among the reeds again last night, and some of my neighbours are sore fleyed.

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