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flèche

 (flĕsh, flāsh)
n.
A slender spire, especially one on a church above the intersection of the nave and transept.

[French, arrow, flèche, from Old French, arrow, of Germanic origin; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flèche

(fleɪʃ; flɛʃ)
n
1. (Architecture) Also called: spirelet a slender spire, esp over the intersection of the nave and transept ridges of a church roof
2. (Fortifications) a pointed part of a fortification directed towards the attackers
3. (Fencing) fencing a short running attack
[C18: from French: spire (literally: arrow), probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German flieke long arrow]

flèche

(fleɪʃ, flɛʃ)

n.
a steeple or spire emerging from the ridge of a roof.
[1700–10; < French: literally, arrow, < Frankish]
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At the fleches Bennigsen stopped and began looking at the Shevardino Redoubt opposite, which had been ours the day before and where several horsemen could be descried.
From the fleches they rode still farther to the left, along a road winding through a thick, low-growing birch wood.
There will be an impact on sales as prices go down," La Fleche said after Montreal-based Metro's annual general meeting.
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We're honored to become the steward of the iconic Jean Coutu Group brand, and we intend to build on this exceptional legacy," said Eric La Fleche, president and chief executive officer of Metro.
En effet, les prix du carburant a la pompe poursuivent leur flambee, les subventions du gaz butane continuent d'alourdir les charges de l'Etat, les frais occasionnes par la rentree scolaire pesent lourdement sur les budgets des familles notamment modestes, le chomage monte toujours en fleche, le climat social est assez tendu pour que les syndicats affutent leurs armes pour faire valoir leurs cahiers revendicatifs, les agriculteurs guettent le ciel dans l'espoir d'entamer la nouvelle campagne agricole dans de bonnes conditions.
The Spaniard has conquered La Fleche Wallonne, the middle race of Ardennes Classics week, in each of the last three seasons and he is understandably a shortpriced favourite to continue his golden run this year.
Les couts de la decontamination des endroits affectes par les retombees radioactives vont monter en fleche, jusqu'a doubler pour se situer aux alentours de 42 milliards.
30pm on Sunday, La Fleche Wallonne the following week, and finally Liege-Bastogne-Liege race will be broadcast live on Sunday, 24 April.
I enjoyed time off my bike too, popping into a fascinating ecological garden, The Jardin Mosaique at Asnieres-sur-Vegre, looking in on the wall paintings at the nearby church of St Hilaire and visiting a ceramics museum at La Fleche.
Mae'r diweddglo eiconig ar gopa'r Mur de Huy yn gyfarwydd iawn i ddilynwyr ras La Fleche Wallone, ond eleni bydd y tro cyntaf i'r Tour de France orffen ar frig y Mur yng Ngwlad Belg.
SPANIARD Alejandro Valverde sprinted to victory for the second year running at the Fleche Wallonne classic in Belgium yesterday.