Flesh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fleshed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fleshing.] 1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.
Full bravely hast thou fleshedShak.
Thy maiden sword.
The wild dogShak.
Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.
2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. "Fleshed in triumphs."
Old soldiersBeau. & Fl.
Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France.
(Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
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