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1848, in the meaning defined above
French, literally, arrow, from Old French fleche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch vlieke arrow, Old English flēogan to fly
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“Flèche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fl%C3%A8che. Accessed 28 May. 2020.
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