Part of speech: verb

To strip off the skin from; skin.

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Usage examples "flay":

  1. A truly ingenious and original idea to flay a birch tree and make a boat of its skin! - "Boating", W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason.
  2. But as I have wished only to shear and not to flay you, I desire now that all the poison may turn into sweetmeats for you. - "Stories from Pentamerone", Giambattista Basile.
  3. Only remember, that if you don't atone for that crust within three years, I'll flay you alive! - "The First Distiller", Leo Tolstoy.