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flory

[flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.

Flory

[flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/
noun
1.
Paul John, 1910–85, U.S. chemist: pioneer in research on polymers; Nobel Prize 1974.
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  • A liaison between her and flory led to the ruin of the latter on the Stock Exchange.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • Now I know that flory was down near the lough yesterday afternoon.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • "flory, that is a lie," said Edith very solemnly, looking at him with all her eyes.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • Then, flory, am I to gather that you will say nothing further to me?

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • It is very vexatious; but with flory there is, I think, some idea of an idea.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • Then Frank passed on through the house to find his sisters, or flory as it might be.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • It is practically the same as the cross called patonce, flory, or fleury, these being names applied to mere variations of drawing.

    Heraldry for Craftsmen & Designers William Henry St. John Hope
British Dictionary definitions for flory

flory

/ˈflɔːrɪ/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) containing a fleur-de-lys
Word Origin
C15: from Old French floré, from florflower
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