Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cut up and remove the blubber of (a whale). Among American whalers the process is more commonly called cutting in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Norwegian.]

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From Danish flense.

Examples

  • It was braised flensing on a bed of flensed greens with a side of flensing in flense sauce.

    So… Much… Flensing!

  • I flense my shame, daub skin with art, take hammered will to mount the rock where now I brace and rattle chain.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I flense my shame, daub skin with art, take hammered will to mount the rock where now I brace and rattle chain.

    The Lucifer Cantos 4/13

  • What better way to understand the cosmos than to flense it, bleed it, and then build it back up again to spec.

    Jay Kirk: Museum Of Natural History And Carl Akeley's Jounrey To Build Its African Wing

  • 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.

    Genius in a Bottle

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Beach the lot of 'em, I say, and flense the big ones.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • 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?

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • 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?

    Notes on Notes

  • 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.

    Finch: Finding a Way into the Novel

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  • Citation on flench.

    June 30, 2008