Fleece

Fleece

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fleeced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fleecing.] 1. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
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2. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.
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Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them, the people were finely fleeced.
Fuller.
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3. To spread over as with wool. [R.] Thomson.
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