Monday, May 25, 2009

Word of the Week #53

flense - [flens] - verb (used with object) - flensed, flensing

Definition:
1. to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).

Usage:
The flensing knives of his words exposed my very soul, and it hurt worse that he didn't think enough of me to even realize what he'd done.

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

I've been having a rough morning today but this shifted things quite nicely. Thanks for the giggles.

Cathy Witbeck said...

I might be wrong, but I seem to remember a bit about flensing in the book "Harriet the Spy".
On that note, we used to say that Big Turk bars (Canadian chocolate covered pink jelly) were chocolate covered whale blubber to freak out our BYU Home Evening Brothers.Only the brave guys tried them.