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  • n. The quality of being fleecy


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  • The dense, light, semi-drooping foliage produces a cloud-like effect, to which the great masses of buff flowers add a delightful fleeciness, while the ripe pods, much twisted and involved (to carry similitude as far as it may), might be likened to dull lightning in thunderous vapour.

    Tropic Days

  • On the floors of the rooms were jaguar skins, with wonderful spots, and thick monkey furs of exquisite fleeciness.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • In my day little French kids looked like nothing other than little French kids (we wore blue smocks in school); but Louise and Henry and their classmates dress much as their peers in the United States do, though with perhaps less Lands 'End fleeciness.

    A French Fourth

  • For a moment he stared up, feeling enchanted by the fleeciness of the clouds as they slowly passed.

    Stranger in the House

  • For sixty-five feet this miracle of snowy marble rises in the air, growing more lacey at every step until, in its terminal portions, so delicate does it become that it seems like the very clouds in fleeciness.

    Great Artists, Vol 1. Raphael, Rubens, Murillo, and Durer

  • Only the white fleeciness of morning mist had flitted sometimes over her summer-sky, deepening the blue.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • "We shan't be able to observe anything but this fleeciness until we get to Mars."

    Through Space to Mars Or the Longest Journey on Record

  • Only the chirpings of those strange birds as they seek rest in darkness, the soft gurgling of the little stream below, and the rustle of countless leaves, break the silence with a satisfying existence, while the loneliness of that great star, your sun, is lost in its tintings of soft color, the fleeciness of the clouds, and the seeming companionship of green hills.

    Invaders from the Infinite

  • Split felt the cold fleeciness of new-fallen snow on her face, down her neck, up her sleeves.

    The Madigans

  • If it's a young lieutenant just off his ship for a flutter at Monte, or some other lamb of that fleeciness, he's soon shorn.

    The Guests Of Hercules


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