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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fley.

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Examples

  • I can tell, one summer evening, fifty years syne, my mother coming running in just at the edge of dark, almost fleyed out of her wits, saying she had seen a fairish (fairy) in Fieldhead Hollow; and that was the last fairish that ever was seen on this country side (though they've been heard within these forty years).

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • 'I thank God,' he answered, 'I am nocht fleyed nor feible-spirited in the cause and message of Christ.

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • When the certaintie of the disconfiture came, sche was in Edinburgh abyding upon tydinges; but with expeditioun she posted that same nycht to Stryveling, with Monsieur Dosell, who was als fleyed as "a fox when his hole is smoked."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • He wasnae easy fleyed, an 'gaed straucht up to the wa's; and what suld he find there but a man, or the appearance of a man, sittin' in the inside upon a grave.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • I tauld your honour I was fleyed wi 'a bogle that night, but ye wadna listen to me --- I aye thought there was witchcraft and deevilry amang the Papishers, but I ne'er saw't wi' bodily een till that awfu 'night.' '

    Rob Roy

  • "Nane o 'them half the size o' the yin that he fleyed [frightened] frae ablow the big stane," said Andra Kissock, indicating the culprit once more with the stubby great toe of his left foot.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • He wasna easy fleyed, an 'gaed straucht up to the wa's; and what suld he find there but a man, or the appearance of a man, sittin' in the inside upon a grave.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • He wasnae easy fleyed, an 'gaed straucht up to the wa's; an' what suld he find there but a man, or the appearance of a man, sittin 'in the inside upon a grave.

    Merry Men

  • Aw'm noan fleyed ov him, but aw met not be able to keep mo howd ov him.

    Stephen Archer and Other Tales

  • Balaamry -- fechtin 'that canny auld farrant fiend, Mammon, wi' his ain weapons -- and then a 'fleyed, because they get well beaten for their pains.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

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