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flew (FLOO) (verb)
The past tense of the verb "to fly", which means to have traveled through the air: The aircraft flew low over the town.
flu (FLOO) (noun)
A shortened term for "influenza", which is an intestinal or respiratory infection caused by a virus: For awhile, the subject of swine flu was a big concern throughout the world.
flue (FLOO) (noun)
1. A pipe, tube, or channel for conveying hot air, gas, steam, or fumes, as from a furnace to a chimney: The flue in Matilda's fireplace was out of order so a lot of smoke filled the room when she started a fire that evening.
2. An organ pipe sounded by means of a current of air striking a lip in the side of the pipe and causing the air within to vibrate: The flue of the organ had to be repaired first before the organist could play.

Flu is both affirmative and negative; sometimes the eyes have it and sometimes the nose.

—Evan Esar

A chimney cleaner was telling a customer that he and his partner clean chimneys with a big blast of air called a flue shot.

Benjamin caught the flu the same evening as the flue of the chimney was blocked and the room had become smoky. He had to go to bed and from the window he watched how the airplanes flew over the trees on their way to the airport.

1. A duct, pipe, or other passage through which hot or cold air, smoke, or steam may be evacuated.
2. A passage for smoke in a chimney, leading from the fireplace to the top of the chimney, or into another passage; such as, a chimney with four flues.
3. Etymology: from 1582 flew; of uncertain origin; possibly with the meaning of "flow, blow steadily" from Middle English flouen and found in Old English flowan and with Old French fluie, "stream".
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