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[flesh-ingz] /ˈflɛʃ ɪŋz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
flesh-colored tights.
Origin of fleshings
First recorded in 1830-40; flesh + (stock)ings Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Meanwhile, a little man in fleshings and a cocked hat addressed the audience.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Christmas Past—White dress trimmed with summer flowers, rich belt, fleshings and sandals.

    A Christmas Carol C. Z. Barnett
  • You will find the tree to-morrow, and I think you will concede that it is too bulky to have been concealed under these fleshings.

  • It was but a step from union suits to non-union suits; from fleshings to whitewash and bronze varnish.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock
  • In hot weather, a large accumulation of fleshings is liable to putrefaction, despite the use of plenty of lime water.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
  • The donning of fleshings for the first time is an occasion of anxiety to anyone, man or woman.

    Life on the Stage Clara Morris
British Dictionary definitions for fleshings


plural noun
flesh-coloured tights
bits of flesh scraped from the hides or skins of animals
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