Julia turned at the fleer and flung a glance of acute anger at her friend.
For, fleer as aliens would, this was the Awakening of the Red Dragon.
To flewer or fleer is to smile in that grinning manner which shows all the teeth.
And thereat they did laugh, and fleer, and shout, and there was flashing of tankards and jingling of cups all down the hall.
"It is more than men are" she said, fired, as women always are, by a fleer at the sex.
He is rather inclined to fleer at any pretension to American club life of earlier date.
Perhaps there was some truth in Betty's fleer, of her never having known any better company than that of the village apothecary.
The ae moment she steed newsin wi' her mistress i' the kitchie, and the neist she was in a heap upo' the fleer o' 't!
And cannot I likewise, when time serves, and company is disposed to be kindly affected with it, smile and fleer as takingly?
However, she brandished her divining brush with the rest, and cut in now and then to keep the fleer with the untiring Nozilwane.
c.1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian flira, dialectal Danish flire "to grin, titter"). Related: Fleered; fleering.