fleece

Part of speech: verb

To shear off the fleece from; swindle.

Part of speech: verb

To cover as with a fleece.

Part of speech: noun

The woolly covering of a sheep.

Part of speech: noun

Fleecer.

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Usage examples "fleece":

  1. Therefore, if we are of this type, simply seeking the Golden Fleece for what it will net us in dollars and cents, we are not on the road leading to success. - "A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece", Charles Stewart Given.
  2. Some of their bodies afford him food, their skin shoes, and their fleece clothes. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  3. Sailors' lodging- houses are generally dirty, foul traps, kept by wretches whose great aim is to fleece the guests of everything they may possess at least cost to themselves. - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.