browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
fleshed


fleshed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleshed  \Fleshed\,  a. 
  1.  Corpulent;  fat;  having  flesh. 
 
  2.  Glutted;  satiated;  initiated. 
 
  Fleshed  with  slaughter.  --Dryden. 
 
  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.