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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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This was a problem, as John's right-helical fletching was forcing his arrows to spin clockwise--and he had 19 arrows fletched this way!
Fletch is one of the UK's leading Deaf SignSong performers and is an ambassador for the deaf health charity, SignHealth.
"But people would be pole vaulting over it all day," retorts Fletch.
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He's busy running Fletch's Friday Clinic, writing letters for his fellow cons on all matters 'medical, marital, legal and lovelorn'.
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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.
Culture Club members can take advantage of the 'buy one get one ticket half-price' to see Porridge by quoting "Fletch" when they (0844) 8 112-121 to book.
16, September 2018), he talked about natural arrow rotation and how most right-handed bows launch arrows with a left rotation and to fletch arrows the same direction.
The sparkling comedic chemistry between Ronnie's Fletch and his naive cellmate Lennie Godber, played by Richard Beckinsale (below left), turned the show into a national favourite with a devoted audience of more than 15 million.
Another Pandora's Box of porkies is flung open in tonight's instalment, which focuses on warehouse picker Fletch (Matt Di Angelo) and his wife, customer service supervisor Caz (Elen Rhys).