Fleshed
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. [1913 Webster]

Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The wild dog Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom. ``Fleshed in triumphs.'' --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

Old soldiers Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fleshed — Fleshed, a. 1. Corpulent; fat; having flesh. [1913 Webster] 2. Glutted; satiated; initiated. [1913 Webster] Fleshed with slaughter. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -fleshed — fleshed, combining form. having flesh: »Pink fleshed = having pink flesh. Firm fleshed = having firm flesh …   Useful english dictionary

  • fleshed — adjective Date: 15th century having flesh especially of a specified kind often used in combination < pink fleshed > < thick fleshed > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fleshed — /flesht/, adj. having flesh, esp. of a specified type (usually used in combination): dark fleshed game birds. [1375 1425; late ME; see FLESH, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • fleshed — un·fleshed; …   English syllables

  • fleshed — /flesht/, adj. having flesh, esp. of a specified type (usually used in combination): dark fleshed game birds. [1375 1425; late ME; see FLESH, ED3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fleshed — adjective a) Having flesh; corpulent b) (in combination) Having a specified form of flesh or body …   Wiktionary

  • fleshed — fleʃ n. soft parts of the body; meat; soft inner part of a fruit or vegetable; skin; body; physical needs and desires; mankind, people in general v. pierce flesh with a weapon; remove flesh from skin; excite to kill; inure to bloodshed; fatten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fleshed out — adjective given substance or detail; completed did not spring full clad from his imagination a plan fleshed out with statistics and details • Syn: ↑full clad • Similar to: ↑complete …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-fleshed — /ˈwɛl flɛʃt/ (say wel flesht) adjective well covered in flesh: a well fleshed body. Also, (especially in predicative use), well fleshed /wɛl ˈflɛʃt, wel ˈflesht/ …   Australian English dictionary

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