American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut up and remove the blubber of (a whale). Among American whalers the process is more commonly called cutting in.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.
- v. strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
- From Danish flense. (Wiktionary)
- Norwegian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was braised flensing on a bed of flensed greens with a side of flensing in flense sauce.”
“What better way to understand the cosmos than to flense it, bleed it, and then build it back up again to spec.”
“Beach the lot of 'em, I say, and flense the big ones.”
“Are we always aiming to flense the rich complexity of connotation and find the bare bones, to parse structures of signifiers into structures of signifieds?”
“Really all you're trying to do is flense the positive and negative blather of the ego, the bullshit that's about you rather than the writing.”
“I flense my shame, daub skin with art, take hammered will to mount the rock where now I brace and rattle chain.”
“Her decision, to me, seems a little extreme, in that she decided to flense most descriptions in the first hundred pages that might have served to confuse readers not familiar with SF—which is to say, elements of the future.”
“I'm sure other people will flense Martin about the tangled mess of his various claims, but I'll step up for the old man.”
“It was my job to flense all of the excess expenses from our household ….”
“But I am saying that expecting that mom would suddenly flense herself of a lifetime of bad habits just because she squeezed a kid out is a little unrealistic.”
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