Usage examples for flay

  1. Yet, you hate good and love evil; You who devour the flesh of my people, Flay their skin from off of them, And break their bones!" – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  2. You know this Governor of Cesena well enough to be assured that he would ransack the castle, torture, rack, burn and flay us all until the missive were forthcoming." – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  3. In the year of grace one thousand two hundred and one there came to us the abbot of Flay, and through his preaching caused the open buying and selling which took place in the market on Sundays to be done away with, and it was ordained that the market should be held on the Monday. –  by
  4. And I just threatening to flay you! – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  5. A truly ingenious and original idea to flay a birch tree and make a boat of its skin! – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  6. The country- folk wanted to flay him, to discover whether the hair grew inwards, but Pomponatius rescued the man and cured him. – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. First they flay us, then they kick us out. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  8. The sand would flay a man's skin off his body in minutes. – Sand Doom by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  9. Forget, and flay and flame; in din grow deaf To piteous cries without, and voice within; Conquer, triumph, and when the world is won, Turn terroring towards the demon in your heart. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  10. And when the Judge has done with him, if he is not flayed and tattooed with Blackstone, you may flay and tattoo me. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. I tell you, he'll flay me alive, that man will! – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  12. With prayer they now address the ethereal train, Slay the selected beeves, and flay the slain; The thighs, with fat involved, divide with art, Strew'd o'er with morsels cut from every part. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  13. And yet you may flay me if I don't love her. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  14. It has never been exactly ascertained what it represents, but it is supposed to be a Scythian whetting his knife to flay Marsyas. – Shepp's Photographs of the World by James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp
  15. But when you get to where Hamis is keeping watch, tell him that you are guiding a Romish priest and his sister, for he is ready to flay a Lutheran alive. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  16. " It is this: if you flay a live Wolf, and put his warm hide on you-" When the Lion stretched out the Wolf, the Fox laughed, and said: " That's it, my friend: masters ought to be led to do good, not evil." – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  17. Dry current which flay suspended flags , gushing exhalations that increase swelling of waves , a prelude to nature? – NATURAE by Dom