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[flesh-hoo k] /ˈflɛʃˌhʊk/
a hook for use in lifting meat, as from a pot.
a hook to hang meat on.
Origin of fleshhook
1275-1325; Middle English; see flesh, hook1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some of these flesh-hook devils, having refined manners, posed as gentlemen.

    What and Where is God? Richard La Rue Swain
  • You have surely practised the flesh-hook a long time, friend, to have raised that goodly presence.

    The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley
flesh-hook in the Bible

a many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Sam. 2:13, 14; Ex. 27:3; 38:3) by the priest in drawing away the flesh. The fat of the sacrifice, together with the breast and shoulder (Lev. 7:29-34), were presented by the worshipper to the priest. The fat was burned on the alter (3:3-5), and the breast and shoulder became the portion of the priests. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a flesh-hook a further portion.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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