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fleece

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the hairy covering of a mammal especially when fine, soft, and thick
  • learning how to shear the fleece off a sheep

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fleece

verb

Synonyms of fleece (Entry 2 of 2)

to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • swindlers who use the telephone to fleece senior citizens out of their savings

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The first known use of fleece was before the 12th century

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“Fleece.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fleece. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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