flesh-hook

fleshhook

[flesh-hook]
noun
1.
a hook for use in lifting meat, as from a pot.
2.
a hook to hang meat on.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see flesh, hook

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Flesh-hook definition


a many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Sam. 2:13, 14; Ex. 27:3; 38:3) by the priest in drawing away the flesh. The fat of the sacrifice, together with the breast and shoulder (Lev. 7:29-34), were presented by the worshipper to the priest. The fat was burned on the alter (3:3-5), and the breast and shoulder became the portion of the priests. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a flesh-hook a further portion.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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