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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.
Thuvia could scarce repress a smile as she noted the scrupulous care with which Jav's imaginary men attended to each tiny detail of deportment as truly as if they had been real flesh and blood.
I'll be satisfied with flesh and blood too - only the spirit must shine through and predominate.
To which Joe returned no answer, but with a very ominous shake of the head, resumed his old position, which he would have peacefully preserved until the house shut up at night, but that Mr Cobb, stimulated by the wonder of the company at the young man's presumption, retorted with sundry taunts, which proved too much for flesh and blood to bear.
Ultimately, the "women's flesh and blood experience" trajectory continues the humanist optimism at the heart of the Enlightenment project.
For as Christians and Catholics we gather often around a table as one family: old and young, rich and poor, having made our way from a hundred different points to a table united in our hunger and thirst for the God who comes to us in the flesh and blood.
Flesh and blood that will constitute sacramental sustenance for generations of believers to come.
And the flesh and blood of Christ was not only resurrected from death but became the source of life for all who believe.
It is telling that Jade relates well to Margaret, the white woman whose relationship to the body is so askew that she mistakes her own flesh and blood, her child Michael, for a pin cushion and enjoys sticking sharp objects into his plasticky behind.
What if I tell you my side of story that people who I considered to be my flesh and blood have plotted meticulously and robbed hundred of thousands of dinars over the past few years by forging the power of attorney documents intentionally and sold my property without my knowledge?
He wants a doormat, not a real flesh and blood woman.
But the church has always tried to make the simple humanity of Christ divine, too divine, to lift him up, to give to his human nature a divine hypostasis (or something similar), a divine magnificence and polish, which in the final analysis takes away the flesh and blood from this man Jesus of Nazareth.