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flesher

[flesh-er] /ˈflɛʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person who fleshes hides.
2.
a tool for fleshing hides.
Origin of flesher
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, flesher is from the Middle English word fleshour. See flesh, -er1
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  • His hand found the fifteen that Colonel flesher had paid for the calf.

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  • Jim gained a new respect for Colonel flesher at the auctions.

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  • Colonel flesher looked questioningly at Jim, who had to shake his head sadly.

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  • A message was sent to Colonel flesher that he would not be in for work for the sale.

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  • Skiver is the outside of a sheepskin which has been split, the inner side being known as the flesher.

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  • If the book is very heavy, it would be wise to line the back with duck or a flesher rather than with canton flannel.

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  • When split in two, the upper half is called Skiver, the under or fleshy half a flesher.

  • Colonel flesher came out of his office, watching the last stage with open-mouthed amazement.

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  • After two more successful and uneventful trips driving cattle to town, Colonel flesher offered Jim an additional job.

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  • Colonel flesher came out of his weighing shed, which also served as his office, and greeted Jim.

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British Dictionary definitions for flesher

flesher

/ˈflɛʃə/
noun
1.
a person or machine that fleshes hides or skins
2.
(Scot) a person who sells meat; butcher
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