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fly sheet

a sheet on which instructions or information are printed; handbill.
Origin of fly sheet
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I fetched the fly-sheet down, held it out to her, and said sharply, "Read it to me!"

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • I turned, and saw a beaming face; a young lady, elegantly dressed, placed a fly-sheet of good intentions in my fingers.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • “Published by special permission of Miss Nightingale,” on a fly-sheet, pp. 2.

British Dictionary definitions for fly-sheet

fly sheet

another name for fly1 (sense 22)
a short handbill or circular
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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