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- n. one who or that which flays
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who strips off the skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who flays.
Perhaps the most influential flayer of human skin was not a bookbinder, shaman, plastinator, or organ dealer but rather one Ed Gein, a diminutive and seemingly unremarkable resident of windswept Plainfield, Wisconsin, population 889.
He could imagine the thousands watching grimly while the flayer used his knife.
I have to tell you that my impression of you in my childhood and youth was that you were a flayer of human skin, a demon who picked flesh from human bones.
I killed Asim the floating eye, Kibbles the mind flayer, Amberite the leprechaun, Elfwench the minotaur, Kibler the leprechaun, Cwp the leprechaun, Yakavenger the fire elemental, Irishbanshee the dragon and Butterandjelly the leprechaun.
The module uses several terminology changes -- "umbra hulk" and "brain flayer," for example -- to get around WotC's reservation of some iconic monsters to itself All in all, the production of the module stands head and shoulders above that of the earlier product.
Except for its trademarked name and a very small amount of IP mostly iconic monsters, such as the mind flayer and beholder, any publisher can produce their own version of Dungeons & Dragons without having to ask WotC's permission or pay them one red cent for the privilege of doing so.
Just who would win in a head to head, a single githyanki or a mind flayer?
Ain't ekal to th 'flayer of the pipe you make yourself.
When this is over, the Frog-flayer steps forward and, after exhibiting a cage with frogs in it, sets up a gallows on which he hangs the frogs in a row.
In his train are a judge, a crier, and a personage called the Frog-flayer or Hangman.
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