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 Flèche.Fledgeby (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Flecknoe (Richard).
 
An Irish priest, who printed a host of poems, letters, and travels. As a poet, his name, like the names of Mœvius and Bavius among the Romans, is proverbial for vileness. Dryden says he—   1
       
“Reigned without dispute
       
Through all the realms of nonsense absolute.”
       
Dryden: MacFlecknoe.
 


 Flèche.Fledgeby (2 syl.). 

 
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