Flesh

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.
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Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword.
Shak.
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The wild dog
Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.
Shak.
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2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. "Fleshed in triumphs." Glanvill.
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Old soldiers
Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France.
Beau. & Fl.
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3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
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