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 Fluellen.Flummery. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fluke.
 
Hap-hazard. In billiards it means playing for one thing and getting another. Hence an advantage gained by luck more than by skill or judgment. (German, glück, chance, our luck.)   1
        “We seem to have discovered, as it were by a fluke, a most excellent rule for all future Cabinet arrangements.”—The Times.
 


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