Definitions

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  • adj. Finished at the ends with fleurs-de-lis.

Etymologies

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French fleuri covered with flowers, past participle of fleurir. See flourish.

Examples

  • That cross fleury was conjured with at least seven sweeps of the brush, every one of which betrays the panache of a master, not the incompetence of a king.

    The King's Cross?

  • Those were the watch - words of writers like G. Planche (1816), J.H. Champ - fleury (1857) and É.

    MIMESIS

  • His shield bore a six-pointed star argent on a field azure, border gules fleury or; his weapons included a bow and arrows; he rode a slim white mare.

    Three Hearts and Three Lions

  • A basis of philosophical observation, tinged with tenderness, and a dry, ironical humor, -- all, like the Scottish lion in heraldry, "within a double tressure-fleury and counter-fleury" of wit and fancy, -- such is a Jerroldian paper of the best class in "Punch."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Engraved on the body is a shield of arms, a chevron between three crosses fleury, surrounded by tied feathers.

    All About Coffee

  • His grave is marked by a flat granite monument, carved with a cross-fleury.

    Two Suffolk Friends

  • (Primrose) are three Primroses within a double tressure fleury counter-fleury, or.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • Sismondi, I find a cross-fleury at the bottom of the page, with the date 1254 underneath it; meaning that I was to remember that year as the beginning of Christian warfare.

    Val d'Arno

  • We would disagree with that statement if it was not for those KDE developers who came up with fleury

    KDE.news

  • I'm a pens fan and I can say that we were just outplayed today. fleury let in some crappy goals, and washington really woke up in the third period/OT.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

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