Definition of Flensing

1. Verb. (present participle of flense) ¹



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Definition of Flensing

1. flense [v] - See also: flense

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flensing

flemes
flemish
flemished
flemishes
flemishing
flemit
flench
flenched
flenches
flenching
flense
flensed
flenser
flensers
flenses
flensing (current term)
flerd
flerovium
fleroxacin
flesh
flesh-colored
flesh-coloured
flesh-eating(a)
flesh-eating bacteria
flesh-fly
flesh and blood
flesh fly
flesh loaf
flesh loaves
flesh out

Literary usage of Flensing

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1. An Account of the Arctic Regions with a History and Description of the by William Scoresby (1820)
"Process of flensing. After the whale is properly secured alongside of the ship, and the men sufficiently refreshed, the harpooners, having their feet armed ..."

2. Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the Expedition in Search of Sir John by Richard Collinson, Thomas Bernard Collinson (1889)
"... three American whalers, one of which appeared to be flensing.5 5 flensing is the term for part of the process of extracting the blubber from the whale. ..."

3. Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions by John Leslie, Hugh Murray (1860)
"... Fishing Settlements on the Arctic Shores—Mode of conducting the Fishery —Equipment—Voyage—Attack and Capture of the Whale- Operation of flensing, &c. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"From fifteen minutes to as much as fifty hours might be occupied in a whale-hunt. The following account of the operation of " flensing," or securing the ..."

5. American Natural History by John Davidson Godman (1836)
"When despatch is seconded by ability, the operation of flensing can be performed on a ... flensing in a swell is a most difficult and dangerous undertaking, ..."

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