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flesh

1. the soft part of the body of an animal or human, esp muscular tissue, as distinct from bone and viscera
2. the thick usually soft part of a fruit or vegetable, as distinct from the skin, core, stone, etc.
3. a yellowish-pink to greyish-yellow colour
4. Christian Science belief on the physical plane which is considered erroneous, esp the belief that matter has sensation

flesh

[flesh]
(anatomy)
The soft parts of the body of a vertebrate, especially the skeletal muscle and associated connective tissue and fat.
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Numa, with watering jaws, looked up at the tempting meat and whined again and the ape-man smiled down upon him his slow smile and, raising the hind quarter in his strong brown hands buried his teeth in the tender, juicy flesh.
As Tarzan tore the flesh from that portion of the kill he had retained for himself his eyes were taking in each detail of the scene below.
He wants Antonio's life, and well he knows if a pound of flesh be cut from this poor merchant's breast he must die.
A pound of that same merchant's flesh is thine; The court awards it, and the law doth give it.
The prospect of abundance of horse flesh diffused universal joy, for by this time the whole stock of travelling provisions was reduced to the skeleton steed of Pierre Dorion, and another wretched animal, equally emaciated, that had been repeatedly reprieved during the journey.
For several days they remained in the neighborhood of these Indians, reposing after all their hardships, and feasting upon horse flesh and roots, obtained in subsequent traffic.
Afterward he returned to his cabin, and breakfasted off the flesh of Horta.
Her revolt faded away, her spirit wilting down into her tired flesh.
Several of those who examined her felt her flesh, pinching it gently between thumb and forefinger, a familiarity that the girl resented.
Nor is it vouchsafed to man in the flesh to know aught that more nearly suggests the approach to the golden realms of fancy than the approach to Tahiti.
But I'll be bound the fat man won't part with an ounce of his flesh, not to say eleven stone.
His eyes are more beautiful than the jewels of the Pectoral, and his flesh is like the honey of Hebron.