Fugle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Fugle To maneuver; to move hither and thither. "Wooden arms with elbow joints jerking and fugling in the
      air."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fugle To act like or have the motions of a fugleman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Fugle (Carlyle) to act like a fugleman
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. flügelmann, the leader of a file—flügel, a wing, mann, man.

Usage

In literature:

But we can do well enough without fugling on that pipe.
"Michel and Angele [A Ladder of Swords], Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Here are the skirmishers, the fugle-men, The Infantry with shoulder-straps of green.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
He acts like a man that's got a deadfall all sot, un is a-tryin' to honey-fugle the varmint to git 'im to come underneath.
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
But we can do well enough without fugling on that pipe.
"A Ladder of Swords" by Gilbert Parker
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In poetry:

I've seen 'em honey-fugle round,
And talk so awful sweet,
That you'd think them full of kindness
As an egg is full of meat.
"Aunt Chloe's Politics" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Jim Fugle officiated at the ceremony held at Blessed Mother Angela Parish, St Hedwig's Church, Dunkirk.
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