from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A floweret or little flower.
- n. A light foil used in fencing-schools; hence, by extension, the small-sword or modern dueling-sword.
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The produce of these balls when worked is called fleuret.
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[Footnote: A fleuret was an old step in dancing formed of two half coupées and two steps on the point of the toes.] [Footnote: A coupé is a movement in dancing, when one leg is a little bent, and raised from the ground, and with the other a motion is made forward.]