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fledge


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fledge  \Fledge\,  a.  [OE.  flegge,  flygge  akin  to  D.  vlug,  G. 
  fl["u]gge,  fl["u]cke,  OHG.  flucchi  Icel.  fleygr  and  to  E. 
  fly.  [root]84.  See  {Fly},  v.  i.] 
  Feathered;  furnished  with  feathers  or  wings;  able  to  fly. 
 
  His  shoulders,  fledge  with  wings.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fledge  \Fledge\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fledged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Fledging}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  feathers;  to  supply  with  the  feathers 
  necessary  for  flight. 
 
  The  birds  were  not  as  yet  fledged  enough  to  shift 
  for  themselves.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  or  adorn  with  any  soft  covering. 
 
  Your  master,  whose  chin  is  not  yet  fledged.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fledge 
  v  1:  feed,  care  for  and  rear  young  birds  for  flight 
  2:  decorate  with  feathers,  as  of  an  arrow  or  dart  [syn:  {flight}] 
  3:  grow  feathers,  of  birds  [syn:  {feather}] 




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