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If one of you dare utter a syllable against this holy man, by Heaven, I will flay him alive.THE TRAPPER'S DAUGHTERGUSTAVE AIMARD
But what, it may be asked, is the worth and use of a satire that drags out vices from their hiding-holes to flay them in sunshine?BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 354, APRIL 1845VARIOUS
But the personal aggression on the wit by the dunce, may fairly instigate the wit to flay the dunce.BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 58, NUMBER 358, AUGUST 1845VARIOUS
He cuts off the head, grallochs the stag and begins to flay it.LIFE IN AN INDIAN OUTPOSTGORDON CASSERLY
And when that tongue gets going it can certainly flay a man alive, remarked Wheeler.BASEBALL JOE, CAPTAIN OF THE TEAMLESTER CHADWICK
He becomes the object of sidelong glances and meaning smiles; persistent, he becomes the theme of gibe and jest to flay the skin.STEPSONS OF LIGHTEUGENE MANLOVE RHODES
These terrific winds frequently flay the trees with cutting blasts of sand.THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WONDERLANDENOS A. MILLS
O Rubicante, see thou plant thy clutches on him, and flay him!'DANTE: "THE CENTRAL MAN OF ALL THE WORLD"JOHN T. SLATTERY
In faith, I do not intend to flay myself, to unbeard the best lady in the land.THE HISTORY OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHAMIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA
Again Hertha heard him flay the man to whom she had so unreservedly given her love, and again she shrank from his bitter words.THE SHADOWMARY WHITE OVINGTON

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