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flense

 (flĕns)
tr.v. flensed, flens·ing, flens·es
To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).

[Norwegian.]

flens′er n.

flense

(flɛns) ,

flench

or

flinch

vb
(Fishing) (tr) to strip (a whale, seal, etc) of (its blubber or skin)
[C19: from Danish flense; related to Dutch flensen]
ˈflenser, ˈflencher, ˈflincher n

flense

(flɛns)

v.t. flensed, flens•ing.
1. to strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).
[1805–15; < Dan flense or Dutch flensen]
flens′er, n.

flense


Past participle: flensed
Gerund: flensing

Imperative
flense
flense
Present
I flense
you flense
he/she/it flenses
we flense
you flense
they flense
Preterite
I flensed
you flensed
he/she/it flensed
we flensed
you flensed
they flensed
Present Continuous
I am flensing
you are flensing
he/she/it is flensing
we are flensing
you are flensing
they are flensing
Present Perfect
I have flensed
you have flensed
he/she/it has flensed
we have flensed
you have flensed
they have flensed
Past Continuous
I was flensing
you were flensing
he/she/it was flensing
we were flensing
you were flensing
they were flensing
Past Perfect
I had flensed
you had flensed
he/she/it had flensed
we had flensed
you had flensed
they had flensed
Future
I will flense
you will flense
he/she/it will flense
we will flense
you will flense
they will flense
Future Perfect
I will have flensed
you will have flensed
he/she/it will have flensed
we will have flensed
you will have flensed
they will have flensed
Future Continuous
I will be flensing
you will be flensing
he/she/it will be flensing
we will be flensing
you will be flensing
they will be flensing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flensing
you have been flensing
he/she/it has been flensing
we have been flensing
you have been flensing
they have been flensing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flensing
you will have been flensing
he/she/it will have been flensing
we will have been flensing
you will have been flensing
they will have been flensing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flensing
you had been flensing
he/she/it had been flensing
we had been flensing
you had been flensing
they had been flensing
Conditional
I would flense
you would flense
he/she/it would flense
we would flense
you would flense
they would flense
Past Conditional
I would have flensed
you would have flensed
he/she/it would have flensed
we would have flensed
you would have flensed
they would have flensed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flense - strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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Members of the public whose day jobs make these parallel talks and presentations impossible to attend can content themselves with the constructive alienation of reading the works in situ, flensed their discursive and didactic blubber.
He omits the gore--the heaps of heads, teeth, viscera, and bones collected for dumping out in the ocean; the flensed skins rinsed in the sea and bloodying the water lapping at the beach.
We flensed the whale, much in the way sailors would have done on a whaling ship.
Other species were caught off the coast of West Greenland using the catcher boats Sonja and Sonja Kaligtoq between 1924 and 1954, and were hand flensed along the coast (Kapel, 1979).
I know/those flensed finches that chatter him awake, the way/their charred feathers snuff dreams/until they are blue as electric wires/clenched between his teeth/while the blind buffalo of the world slumbers on.
IAEve come through the fire of cancer and its treatment to this moment, have been flensed to something essential.
Seidel takes the world literally, which is to say with its illusions flensed.
With fingers feeling like deep-frozen sausages flensed by bad frostbite, I focused my 'scope onto the grey mud beyond the winter-brown vegetation and watched equally grey and cold looking bar-tailed god-wit, dunlin and grey plover.
In Shapero's drawing Skinned Alive, 2004, one piece of paper, rendered with intricate markings that resemble fur, or perhaps tree bark, lies crumpled over another smooth sheet, like an integument that's been flensed.
For flippers, we dissected out the humerus, which was then flensed, boiled, and air-dried for at least two weeks.
Pathology of lesions observed in whales flensed at Saldanha Bay, South Africa.
She lay on a chaise in a darkened bedroom of that quiet, discreet sanitarium [sic], waiting, counting the hours until the scabs that encrusted her flensed skin should disappear.