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flote

(fləʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a flotilla; a fleet
vb (tr)
to skim (e.g. milk)
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Flote

 a fleet or flotilla; a company or troop; a herd of cattle; a shoal of fish.
Examples: flotes of people, 1647; great flote of dolphins, 1603.
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The Ark no more now flotes, but seems on ground Fast on the top of som high mountain fixt.
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BRUSSELS, Jun 21, 2010 (TUR) -- The Spokesperson of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Angela Flote, strongly condemned the attack staged on a Turkish military outpost Saturday by the terrorist organization PKK.