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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.
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So, useful as this bibliography undoubtedly is, it is fleshless.
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The shroud is falling from his fleshless frame as he launches his dart at his victim.
The "heroic" corporal, who should be the protagonist, appears in a hazy distance and remains fleshless, even in the face of death.
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In the second booth, an old, old man, awash in flickering blue television light, is propped up in bed, his vivid fleshless face visible above the white, white sheets, his muscleless right arm limp and immobile atop the covers, the skin so thin it's translucent, purple arteries prominent even at a glance from these thirty feet away.
The cry of the disappointed and tired world is "Give us the true bread and water of life--we are starving upon husks and fleshless bones.
Twas a long Parting--but the time For Interview--had Come-- Before the Judgment Seat of God-- The last--and second time These Fleshless Lovers met-- A Heaven in a Gaze-- A Heaven of Heavens--the Privilege Of one another's Eyes--
Already, we carry them to the god's home, To the home of the Fleshless.
Man's monuments look like parts of his skeleton, or any skeleton, like large, fleshless bones: but they don't evoke any inhabitant of the same size.
The dug-outs have been nearly all blown in, the wire entanglements are a wreck, and in among this chaos of twisted iron and splintered timber and shapeless earth are the fleshless, blackened bones of simple men who poured out their red, sweet wine of youth unknowing.
In our single-minded pursuit of the fleshless, we are prepared to do anything to lose a pound or two, even embracing the Atkins high-fat diet which has produced a chorus of dire warnings from experts.