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Related to fleecer: fleeces, fleecing


a. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
b. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
2. A soft woolly covering or mass.
a. A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.
b. A garment, especially a shirt or jacket, made of such fabric.
tr.v. fleeced, fleec·ing, fleec·es
1. To defraud of money or property; swindle.
2. To shear the fleece from.
3. To cover with a fleece or similar covering.

[Middle English fles, from Old English flēos.]

fleec′er n.
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a person who fleeces
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The wholesale fleecer of trusting, workaday people is a "Napoleon," a "superman." Labor defending its daily bread must, of course, obey the law; but "business," especially the "big proposition," may free itself of such trammels in the name of a "higher law." The censurers of the criminaloid are "pin-headed disturbers" who would imitate him if they had the chance or the brains.
[section] accepting a large donation of stolen savings-and-loan money from Charles Keating, giving him a crucifix in return and describing this pious fleecer of the small saver as a friend of the poor also.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 13 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress party on Thursday said that it's 'Bhagodon ka saath, Looteron ka vikaas' (Support to absconders, development of fleecers) in an apparent take-off on the government's slogan 'Sabka saath, sabka vikaas' (Support of all, development for all).