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  • noun Plural form of flaying.

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Examples

  • A charmer with glinty umber eyes and a disarming crescent grin, his acceptance was doled out in niblets, treats passed to dogs standing stiff before the judges, trained to gladly suffer the verbal public flayings endured in between.

    1997: What I Wanted

  • Her conversation dwelt, dully, on fates that could befall you; beatings, twistings, flayings.

    Hilary Mantel Comma

  • The slave owners came down brutally, even for them: hangings, beatings, even flayings, punishments for the slightest whiff of voodoo.

    The Faculty Club

  • The slave owners came down brutally, even for them: hangings, beatings, even flayings, punishments for the slightest whiff of voodoo.

    The Faculty Club

  • The slave owners came down brutally, even for them: hangings, beatings, even flayings, punishments for the slightest whiff of voodoo.

    The Faculty Club

  • Which explains why Melissa's new column, "Horror Chick," has become such a favorite over at The Awl, where she writes with gusto about dismemberments, flayings, hangings, stabbings, impalings, devourings, eviscerations and the odd demonic possession.

    Rachel Sklar: Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

  • The slave owners came down brutally, even for them: hangings, beatings, even flayings, punishments for the slightest whiff of voodoo.

    The Faculty Club

  • Which explains why Melissa's new column, "Horror Chick," has become such a favorite over at The Awl, where she writes with gusto about dismemberments, flayings, hangings, stabbings, impalings, devourings, eviscerations and the odd demonic possession.

    Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

  • The slave owners came down brutally, even for them: hangings, beatings, even flayings, punishments for the slightest whiff of voodoo.

    The Faculty Club

  • Which explains why Melissa's new column, "Horror Chick," has become such a favorite over at The Awl, where she writes with gusto about dismemberments, flayings, hangings, stabbings, impalings, devourings, eviscerations and the odd demonic possession.

    Rachel Sklar: Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

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