Definition of Flense

1. Verb. Strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal).

Generic synonyms: Get Rid Of, Remove



Definition of Flense

1. v. t. To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc.

Definition of Flense

1. Verb. To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flense

1. to strip the blubber or skin from [v FLENSED, FLENSING, FLENSES]

Medical Definition of Flense

1. To strip the blubber or skin from, as from a whale, seal, etc. "the flensed carcass of a fur seal." (U. S. Census (1880)) Origin: Cf. Dan. Flense, D. Vlensen, vlenzen, Scot. Flinch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flense

fleischner sign
fleishig
fleme
flemer
flemers
flemes
flemish
flemished
flemishes
flemishing
flemit
flench
flenched
flenches
flenching
flense (current term)
flensed
flenser
flensers
flenses
flensing
flerd
flerovium
fleroxacin
flesh
flesh-colored
flesh-coloured
flesh-eating(a)
flesh-eating bacteria
flesh-fly

Literary usage of Flense

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1. Proceedings by Minnesota State Conference of Social Work, Minnesota State Conference of Charities and Correction (1905)
"If the o flense is made a felony the person charged lies idle in jail; ... It ought to be an extraditable o flense. I have discussed both the civil and the ..."

2. Exercises to the Rules and Construction of French Speech: Consisting of by Louis Chambaud (1815)
"234-, D.) and we should say, for instance, He minds me ; It pens ea moi. '•me; II flense a moi. ~tr II me ^ - us ; II flense a nous. f n0t ) // *on, ..."

3. A Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1880)
"flense. To strip off the blubber of a whale. Flesh. ... See flense. FLINCH-OUT. See FLENCH-OUT. Flinders. Splinters of wood. Flint. ..."

4. Arctic adventures by William Henry G. Kingston (1882)
"Notwithstanding this the whale was brought alongside, and every effort was made to flense it rapidly. Still the ice was coming closer and closer. ..."

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