American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Fleer

FLEER, v.i.

1. To deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; to make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; as, to fleer and flout.

Covered with an antic face,

To fleer and scorn at our soleminity.

2. To leer; to grin with an air of civility.

A teacherous fleer on the face of deceivers.

FLEER, v.t. to mock; to flout at.

FLEER, n.

1. Derision or mockery, expressed by words or looks.

And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns.

2. A grin of civility.

A treacherous fleer on the face of deceivers.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Fleer," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQBL6GT6UAGA1SW.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Fleer." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQBL6GT6UAGA1SW.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Fleer' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQBL6GT6UAGA1SW.