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 Flecknoe (Richard).Flee the Falcon (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fledgeby (2 syl.).
 
An over-reaching, cowardly sneak, who conceals his dirty bill-broking under the trade name of Pubsey & Co. He is soundly thrashed by Alfred Lammle, and quietly pockets the affront. (Dickens: Mutual Friend.)   1
 


 Flecknoe (Richard).Flee the Falcon (To). 

 
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