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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flay.


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  • Adama and the mirror – after he finds out Tigh is a cylon, I think I like this one mostly because of the knuckle skin flays the next shot.

    Three Best Punches

  • Mr. Salmond regularly flays British institutions that supposedly impede Scotland's renaissance.

    A Separate Scotland?

  • SpongeBob is dismembered; SpongeBob explodes; intense emotion flays the sponge-flesh from his sponge-bones.

    SpongeBob's Golden Dream

  • Paquin calmly flays him with words; she makes it clear that this is not something she'll put up with and that he needs to get his head on straight and get on with it.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: The Romantics

  • The midfielder takes the ball on the full and flays it goalwards.

    Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool - as it happened!

  • Nearly every one of Soutine's paintings signals the end of the world; and he flays and eviscerates his subjects—as if unleashing the writhing bowels of hell.

    Constructivist Criticism Laid Bare

  • He notes that the same agency that flays broadcast execs if a four-letter word is heard on the airwaves meanwhile is seemingly hellbent "to put a broadband-enabled cellphone into the hands of every man, woman and child in America and thereby give them immediate access to explicit full motion video of virtually every sex act ever devised."

    The FCC's Misguided Spectrum Quest

  • He will always keep the gully fieldsmen on red alert as he flays away outside the off stump, but there were other strokes of the highest pedigree through the covers and midwicket.

    Matt Prior digs deep but debutant Wahab Riaz leaves England in a hole

  • Bonnie and Clyde flays bourgeois morality; there is a straight line from it to the brutality of Taxi Driver, nearly a decade later.


  • Bunster's first warning was a stroke of the mitten that removed the skin the full length of his nose, then Mauki flays the German alive for an hour of more as Bunster screams with each stroke.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”


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