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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLESHLESS

He saw an infant's fleshless bones the elements had bleached!

The vaunted Council was "a fleshless and bloodless skeleton."

But all were bronzed and bearded, fleshless and clean-limbed.

She took the fleshless hand, kissed it, and laid it on the bedspread.

His cheeks were hollow; the arms, crossed on his breast, were long and fleshless.

"And the fleshless hands of the Saints marshal the hosts of the living," said the monk.

Start not, reader; spectres they were,—fleshless, bloodless spectres.

He was of medium height, thin of body and fleshless of face.

Her little hands were fleshless and cold, and her eyes were dull.

The udder should be soft and fleshless when empty, and extend high up in the rear.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to render (a hunting animal) eager for prey by rewarding it with flesh from a kill," with figurative extensions, from flesh (n.). Meaning "to clothe or embody with flesh," with figurative extensions, is from 1660s. Related: Fleshed; fleshing.

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