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Meaning of FLAY

Pronunciation:  fley

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  strip the skin off

FLAY is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: pare, peel, skin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flay\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flayed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Flaying}.] [OE. flean, flan, AS. fle['a]n; akin to D. vlaen,
Icel. fl[=a], Sw. fl[*a], Dan. flaae, cf. Lith. ples? to
tear, plyszti, v.i., to burst tear; perh. akin to E. flag to
flat stone, flaw.]
To skin; to strip off the skin or surface of; as, to flay an
ox; to flay the green earth.

      With her nails She 'll flay thy wolfish visage. --Shak.

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