from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. Same as flence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as flense.
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A short spell was allowed, when the whole eight were on board, for dinner; then all hands turned to again to "flench" the blubber, and prepare for trying-out.
I would anticipate the recoil and flench missing the shot, to this day I have not hit a deer with that rifle, although it shoot dead on at the range.
How was I furprifed, that a people of fuch decorum, and withal both quiet and cleanly in their nature, could difpcnfe with tlie noife and flench of fuch a number ot N » hogs,
The unfortunate Englishmen : or, A faithful narrative of the distresses and adventures of John Cockburn, and five other English mariners, viz. Thomas Bounce, John Holland, Richard Banister, John Balman and Thomas Robinson ; who were taken by a Spanish guarda costa, in the John and Anne, Edward Burt, master, and set on shore at a place call'd Porto-Cavallo, naked and wounded
Not the flench of lake Avernus Could have more offended her nofe j
Thefe operations were extremely nc - celTary, for corrcfting the noifome flench on board, id ibr dcftroying the vermin.
The lh r ing} and the dead, at his command Were coupled, face to face, and hand to hand t Till, ehokM with flench, in loth'd embraces t v'd.