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One who makes arrows.

[Middle English fleccher, from Old French flechier, from fleche, arrow, of Germanic origin; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]


(Professions) a person who makes arrows
[C14: from Old French flechier, from fleche arrow; see flèche]


(Biography) John. 1579–1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)


(ˈflɛtʃ ər)

a person who makes arrows.
[1350–1400; Middle English fleccher < Old French flechier. See flè che, -er2]


(ˈflɛtʃ ər)

John, 1579–1625, English playwright.
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Noun1.fletcher - prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)Fletcher - prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)


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Beaumont, however, was short-lived, and much the greater part of the fifty and more plays ultimately published under their joint names really belong to Fletcher alone or to Fletcher and other collaborators.
Philip Massinger, a pupil and collaborator of Fletcher, was of thoughtful spirit, and apparently a sincere moralist at heart, in spite of much concession in his plays to the contrary demands of the time.
William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
For three thousand dollars Fletcher would build the very house Martin had pictured to Rose: a two-story one with four nice rooms and a bath upstairs, four rooms and a pantry downstairs, a floored garret, concrete cellar, an inviting fireplace and wide porches.
As soon as he had entered Rose's little parlor he had exclaimed with an enthusiasm unusual with him: "We broke the ground for your new garden, today, Rose of Sharon, and Fletcher wants to see you.
There was a story they liked to tell of a man who had done well for himself at Bradford, and had five shops of his own, and had come back after fifteen years and visited Ma Fletcher and given her a gold watch.
I suppose I have not been a great reader of the drama, and I do not know that I have ever greatly relished any plays but those of Shakespeare and Goldoni, and two or three of Beaumont and Fletcher, and one or so of Marlow's, and all of Ibsen's and Maeterlinck's.
Horace Fletcher had nothing on me when it came to soda crackers.
Fletcher and I mean to get a house in Leicestershire, against the next season.
Fletcher is going to be married, and she wants me to ask you to let her husband have the public- house and farm at Molton.
And now thou must lie by quietly this day, and tonight, at ten o'clock, Phineas Fletcher will carry thee onward to the next stand,--thee and the rest of they company.
Fletcher, as you may have heard about, was the first woman to preach in the Society, I believe, before she was married, when she was Miss Bosanquet; and Mr.