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fledge

(flĕj)
v. fledged, fledging, fledges
v.tr.
1. To raise (a young bird) until it is ready to leave the nest: a pair of ducks that fledged several young.
2. To cover with or as if with feathers.
3. Archaic To provide (an arrow) with feathers.
v.intr.
1. To grow the plumage necessary for flight.
2. To leave the nest: nestlings that are about to fledge.
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In this first episode, Fletch has taken to helping his fellow inmates with appeals and letters home to loved ones.
But what Fletch doesn't know is that ex-wife Natalie is watching the action unfold on the TV news, and realises who the 'other woman' was.
Trained by Mark Wallis for Mark Currell, Blonde Fletch kept top company as a youngster when running against contemporaries such as Droopys Oscar and Rayvin Giovanni, and gave an early indication of his ability when setting a new track record for Sittingbourne's 480m course in June 2010.
The fact that Fletch was the hero of the sitcom is not lost on actor Tony Osoba, who played Jock.
But Fletch's mother is suddenly taken ill and ends up in hospital in a critical condition, leaving Fletch feeling isolated with no family.
But with a drop-away arrow rest, you can fletch your arrows with as much offset or helical as you'd like.
The Uruguayan said: "Was it a tactical decision to leave Fletch out?
New arrival Colette is horrified at the very sight of him and, even though she must have known Fletch was working in the same hospital when she took the job at Holby, she's somehow managed to avoid ever bumping into him in the car park or the canteen before now.
Mark Wallis's BLONDE FLETCH, who ran so well to reach the St Leger final at Wimbledon, may have one more big-event win in him and this event looks tailormade for his style of running.
Created 30 years ago by the unrivalled comedy writing talent of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, loveable lag Fletch was arguably Barker's finest TV half hour.