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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEDGLING

He had not vocalized since fledgling days and his voice had a jarring croak of disuse.

But the words most grateful to Jimmy Grayson were the thanks of the fledgling's father.

The dwarf explains that he is to Siegfried what the father is to the fledgling.

Ghvthisavari thanked her heartily, took away a fledgling, and went home.

You crow loud as a fledgling cock with your weighty subjects!

Why, thou hast witnessed the death of many a fledgling rook.

I was astonished that I had not named them to the fledgling before.

It had been no more than is a fledgling's first attempt at a twitter.

I had not been like a fledgling flung out of a nest to perish.

Let us find out now what this fledgling general of thine would have us do.

WORD ORIGIN

1830 (adj.), 1846 as a noun meaning "young bird," from fledge + diminutive suffix -ling. Of persons, from 1856.

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