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 for fledge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fledge \Fledge\, a. [OE. flegge, flygge; akin to D. vlug, G.
     fl["u]gge, fl["u]cke, OHG. flucchi, Icel. fleygr, and to E.
     fly. [root]84. See Fly, v. i.]
     Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to fly.
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           His shoulders, fledge with wings.        --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fledge \Fledge\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Fledged; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Fledging.]
     1. To furnish with feathers; to supply with the feathers
        necessary for flight.
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              The birds were not as yet fledged enough to shift
              for themselves.                       --L'Estrange.
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     2. To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.
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              Your master, whose chin is not yet fledged. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
      2: decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" [syn: fledge,
      3: grow feathers; "The young sparrows are fledging already"
         [syn: fledge, feather]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "fledge":
     attain majority, bloom, come of age, come to maturity, develop,
     feather, flower, grow, grow up, leave the nest, mature, mellow,
     reach manhood, reach twenty-one, reach voting age, ripen, season,
     settle down, temper, toga virilis

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