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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
1325-75; Middle English fleshour. See flesh, -er1
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  • Colonel flesher came out of his office, watching the last stage with open-mouthed amazement.

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

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • His hand found the fifteen that Colonel flesher had paid for the calf.

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

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Metzger, Schlechter; but our flesher has been absorbed by Fletcher, a maker of arrows, Fr.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • There were few calls for his services from the general public, and even Colonel flesher had no cattle to be driven to market.

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

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • The baddish boy had obtained them in his sister's name and at her expense, at the flesher's, and claimed credit for his affection.

    Christie Johnstone Charles Reade
  • Jim gained a new respect for Colonel flesher at the auctions.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Across the street from the little house where he was born this sign may be seen: "Edward Irving, flesher."

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
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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