Fly"er (?), n. [See Flier.]


One that uses wings.


The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.


Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.

4. Arch.

One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.


The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.


The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.

Internat. Cyc.

7. Stock Jobbing

A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture.




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