In half an hour it came out, flayed and roasted, black oily skin peeled from both sides.
Or you can mount a flayed rabbit to hang in your living room while a chef turns its innards into a nose-to-tail feast.
In the central panel, Sen. Elizabeth Warren whispers into the ear of the Pope as Mitt Romney and hedge fund managers are flayed.
Look, when I left Brothers and Sisters, I felt as if I were flayed alive.
Tecuhltli was dead, flayed alive by the maddened Xotalancas who had captured him.
Then they flayed the monster, and the next morning the hide was shown to his majesty.
Then, by thunder, you white-livered beachcomber, a rope will touch you till you're flayed.
Their only clothing is a breechcloth and a short skirt of flayed bark.
Older men resigned that ambition could be flayed by a yard-stick; young men still impatient of their clerkship.
A sensitive European, travelling there, feels at once starved and flayed.
Old English flean "to skin" (strong verb, past tense flog, past participle flagen), from Proto-Germanic *flakhanan (cf. Middle Dutch vlaen, Old High German flahan, Old Norse fla), from PIE root *plak- (2) "to hit" (cf. Greek plessein "to strike," Lithuanian plešiu "to tear;" see plague (n.)). Related: Flayed; flaying.