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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Flesh 
  in  the  Old  Testament  denotes  (1)  a  particular  part  of  the  body 
  of  man  and  animals  (Gen.  2:21;  41:2;  Ps  102:5,  marg.);  (2)  the 
  whole  body  (Ps.  16:9);  (3)  all  living  things  having  flesh,  and 
  particularly  humanity  as  a  whole  (Gen.  6:12,  13);  (4)  mutability 
  and  weakness  (2  Chr.  32:8;  comp.  Isa.  31:3;  Ps  78:39).  As 
  suggesting  the  idea  of  softness  it  is  used  in  the  expression 
  "heart  of  flesh"  (Ezek.  11:19).  The  expression  "my  flesh  and 
  bone"  (Judg.  9:2;  Isa.  58:7)  denotes  relationship. 
 
  In  the  New  Testament,  besides  these  it  is  also  used  to  denote 
  the  sinful  element  of  human  nature  as  opposed  to  the  Spirit" 
  (Rom.  6:19;  Matt.  16:17).  Being  "in  the  flesh"  means  being 
  unrenewed  (Rom.  7:5;  8:8,  9),  and  to  live  "according  to  the 
  flesh"  is  to  live  and  act  sinfully  (Rom.  8:4,  5,  7,  12). 
 
  This  word  also  denotes  the  human  nature  of  Christ  (John  1:14, 
  "The  Word  was  made  flesh."  Comp.  also  1  Tim.  3:16;  Rom.  1:3). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FLESH,  n.  The  Second  Person  of  the  secular  Trinity. 
 
 




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