Definitions

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  • n. one who or that which flays

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who strips off the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who flays.

Etymologies

flay +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perhaps the most influential flayer of human skin was not a bookbinder, shaman, plastinator, or organ dealer but rather one Ed Gein, a diminutive and seemingly unremarkable resident of windswept Plainfield, Wisconsin, population 889.

    The Lampshade

  • He could imagine the thousands watching grimly while the flayer used his knife.

    In The Time Of Light

  • I have to tell you that my impression of you in my childhood and youth was that you were a flayer of human skin, a demon who picked flesh from human bones.

    Rebecca Novick: Tibet's Unlikely Defender: A Chinese Journalist's Change of Mind

  • I killed Asim the floating eye, Kibbles the mind flayer, Amberite the leprechaun, Elfwench the minotaur, Kibler the leprechaun, Cwp the leprechaun, Yakavenger the fire elemental, Irishbanshee the dragon and Butterandjelly the leprechaun.

    The Ferrett's Second Theory Of Comic Writing: Penny Arcade Vs. Peanuts

  • The module uses several terminology changes -- "umbra hulk" and "brain flayer," for example -- to get around WotC's reservation of some iconic monsters to itself All in all, the production of the module stands head and shoulders above that of the earlier product.

    REVIEW: The Original Bottle City

  • Except for its trademarked name and a very small amount of IP mostly iconic monsters, such as the mind flayer and beholder, any publisher can produce their own version of Dungeons & Dragons without having to ask WotC's permission or pay them one red cent for the privilege of doing so.

    The Clone Wars

  • Just who would win in a head to head, a single githyanki or a mind flayer?

    The nerd circle is unbroken

  • Ain't ekal to th 'flayer of the pipe you make yourself.

    Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry

  • When this is over, the Frog-flayer steps forward and, after exhibiting a cage with frogs in it, sets up a gallows on which he hangs the frogs in a row.

    Chapter 10. Relics of Tree Worship in Modern Europe

  • In his train are a judge, a crier, and a personage called the Frog-flayer or Hangman.

    Chapter 10. Relics of Tree Worship in Modern Europe

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