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Flesh Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    flesh n
  1. the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  2. alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form]
  3. a soft moist part of a fruit [syn: pulp]
Flesh Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Flesh \Flesh\, n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl?sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl?sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl["a]sk.]
  1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles. Note: In composition it is mainly albuminous
Flesh Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword. --Shak. The wild dog Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent. --Shak.
  2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. ``Fleshed in triumphs.'' --Glanvill. Old soldiers Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France. --Beau. & Fl.
  3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
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  • Flesh: In vertebrate animal s, flesh is the colloquial for biological tissue which consists of skin, fat , skeletal muscle s, and organs as ...
  • Flesh (film): Flesh (alternate title: Andy Warhol's Flesh) is a 1968 film directed by American filmmaker Paul Morrissey . Flesh is the first film of ...
  • Flesh-n-Bone: Stanley Howse, better known as Flesh-n-Bone, (born June 10, 1973) is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio and is known as a member of ...
  • Flesh (comics): Flesh is a recurring comic strip in the weekly anthology comic 2000AD created by writer Pat Mills . Publishing history: Flesh first ...

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* The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. - George Bernard Shaw

* There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. - Victor Hugo

* In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world. - Wendell Berry


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