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1820, in the meaning defined above
Dutch flensen or Danish & Norwegian flense
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“Flense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flense. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.
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