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- v. Present participle of flay.
- n. The act by which something is flayed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of frightening.
- n. An apparition or hobgoblin.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
You know, before she turned into the skin flaying witch.
It would be too easy, however, to dismiss his movies as merely sadistic excersizes in flaying open the human soul to the sheer fun of it.
These extremes, however, are not often resorted to, for the natives are usually content with simpler means, such as flaying a goat, instead of
Quebecois called the comments 'contemptuous,' while the newspaper Le Devoir reported that Mr. Bernier has taken to 'flaying'
Le Devoir reported that Mr. Bernier has taken to "flaying" Quebec as he travels the country.
47 Fleaing: "flaying," as in skinning or fleecing.
I don't know if it was the combo of over-dosing on antacids or the anguish in my belly, but I had a dream that a small creature had taken residence in my stomach and was trying to escape, using its small razor-like claws to scratch its way out of my abdomen, flaying my skin with its talons and burrowing its way out into the world.
The blast whipped up a cloud of sand, which whirled rapidly around, flaying the skin off the surviving demons.
And while we are at it we can bring back the rack, thumbscrews, flaying and the Iron Maiden.
"The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew" 1753 is emblematic of the painterly dexterity with which the artist could handle facial expressions and sensuous flesh, even when his depiction of the saint's flaying doesn't quite work.
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