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flesh

 [flesh]
the soft muscular tissue of the body.
goose flesh transitory erection of the hair follicles due to contraction of the arrectores muscles, a reflection of sympathetic nerve discharge such as occurs with cold or shock; called also cutis anserina.
proud flesh exuberant amounts of soft, edematous, unhealthy-looking granulation tissue developing during healing of large surface wounds.

flesh

(flesh),
1. Synonym(s): muscular tissue
2. A general term for soft tissues, referring particularly to skin, subcutaneous tissue, fat, and muscle.
[A.S. flaesc]

flesh

(flesh)
1. muscular tissue.
2. skin.

goose flesh  cutis anserina.
proud flesh  exuberant amounts of soft, edematous, granulation tissue developing during healing of large surface wounds.

flesh

(flĕsh)
n.
The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate, covering the bones and consisting mainly of skeletal muscle and fat.

flesh′y adj.

flesh

the soft, muscular tissues of the body. See also muscle.

flesh

Skin and/or muscle. See Fish flesh, Proud flesh.

flesh

(flesh)
1. Living tissue, especially soft tissues as contrasted with bone.
2. Synonym(s): muscular tissue.
3. The meat of animals used for food.
[A.S. flaesc]

flesh

the soft muscular tissue of the animal body.

flesh flies
large blowflies of the subfamily Sarcophaginae and the genera Sarcophaga and Wohlfahrtia.
flesh marks
patches on a horse's skin where there is no normal skin pigment.
milky flesh
myoliquefaction observed at necropsy in teleosts; caused by infection with myxosporeans of the genera Kudoa, Unicapsula, Chloromyxum, Henneguya. Also thought to be sometimes associated with infections by microsporidia.
proud flesh
exuberant amounts of soft, edematous, unhealthy-looking granulation tissue developing during healing of large surface wounds.
flesh side
the rough side of leather or skin; the side that was undermost in the live state.
References in classic literature ?
My daughter is my flesh and blood, dearer to me a thousand times than those limbs which thy cruelty threatens.
The prospect of abundance of horse flesh diffused universal joy, for by this time the whole stock of travelling provisions was reduced to the skeleton steed of Pierre Dorion, and another wretched animal, equally emaciated, that had been repeatedly reprieved during the journey.
The worst parts were the great masses of the flesh of the monstrous Worm, in all its red and sickening aspect.
As the writhing body of the black soared, as though by unearthly power, into the dense foliage of the forest, D'Arnot felt an icy shiver run along his spine, as though death had risen from a dark grave and laid a cold and clammy finger on his flesh.
If I do not tan thy hide this day as ne'er I tanned a calf's hide in all my life before, split my staff into skewers for lamb's flesh and call me no more brave man
When he came to himself the splintered portions of his thighbone had been extracted, the torn flesh cut away, and the wound bandaged.
I imagine that they do not bring their Sagoths here, because they are ashamed of the practice, which is supposed to obtain only among the least advanced of their race; but I would wager my canoe against a broken paddle that there is no Mahar but eats human flesh whenever she can get it.
He had done the thing before upon more than one occasion, just as in the past he had charged lions himself; but tonight he was far from famished and in the hind quarter he had carried off with him was more raw flesh than he could eat; yet it was with no equanimity that he looked down upon Numa rending the flesh of Tarzan's kill.
Heretofore the lord of the jungle had disdained the unpalatable flesh of the despised man-thing.
Leaving his pack to eat their fill upon the flesh of their victims--flesh that he could not touch--Tarzan of the Apes pursued the single survivor of the bloody fray.
In the center of the chamber a headless body lay upon the floor--a body that had been partially devoured--while over and upon it crawled a half a dozen heads upon their short, spider legs, and they tore at the flesh of the woman with their chelae and carried the bits to their awful mouths.
The ape-man had no knife, but nature had equipped him with the means of tearing his food from the quivering flank of his prey, and gleaming teeth sank into the succulent flesh while the raging lion looked on from below as another enjoyed the dinner that he had thought already his.