flenching

flense

[flens]
verb (used with object), flensed, flensing.
1.
to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2.
to strip off (blubber or skin).
Also, flench [flench] , flinch.


Origin:
1805–15; < Danish flense or Dutch flensen

flenser, noun
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flense, flench or flinch (flɛns, flɛntʃ, flɪntʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to strip (a whale, seal, etc) of (its blubber or skin)
 
[C19: from Danish flense; related to Dutch flensen]
 
flench, flench or flinch
 
vb
 
[C19: from Danish flense; related to Dutch flensen]
 
flinch, flench or flinch
 
vb
 
[C19: from Danish flense; related to Dutch flensen]
 
'flenser, flench or flinch
 
n
 
'flencher, flench or flinch
 
n
 
'flincher, flench or flinch
 
n

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