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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flay  \Flay\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flayed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flaying}.]  [OE.  flean,  flan,  AS  fle['a]n;  akin  to  D.  vlaen, 
  Icel.  fl[=a],  Sw  fl[*a],  Dan.  flaae,  cf  Lith.  ples?  to 
  tear,  plyszti  v.i.,  to  burst  tear;  perh.  akin  to  E.  flag  to 
  flat  stone,  flaw.] 
  To  skin;  to  strip  off  the  skin  or  surface  of  as  to  flay  an 
  ox  to  flay  the  green  earth. 
 
  With  her  nails  She  'll  flay  thy  wolfish  visage.  --Shak. 




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