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fleam

[flēm]
(design engineering)
The angle of bevel of the edge of the teeth of a saw with respect to the plane of the blade.
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Facing the either-or choice of life with shame or death with honor, Leofsunu chooses to take the chance that death will take him, and we learn that "He full ierre wod, / feaht faestlice, fleam he forhogode" (253b-255, He advanced, full of anger, fought resolutely, scorned flight).
Those three--Wulfstan, AElfhere, and Maccus--"noldon aet pam forda fleam gewyrcan, / ac hi faestlice wid da fynd weredon / pa hwile pe hi waepna wealdan moston" ("refused to take flight from the ford; / rather they defended themselves staunchly against the enemy / for as long as they could wield weapons") (81-83).
Among the items in the sale is a probing, an 8ft long leather tube used for clearing blockages in horses' throats; a cashcrom, a tool for digging stony ground; an ogramore, a scythe-like tool for trimming the sides of stacks; an oil cake breaker; a backcan, a portable milking device; a dog stick, an early type of handbrake to prevent carts rolling back downhill; a strickle, an early type of sandpaper; fleams for bloodletting; branding irons and horse shoe pads.