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]

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