In vertebrate animals, flesh is the colloquial term for biological tissue which consists of skeletal muscles and fat as opposed to bones, viscera and integuments. Flesh may be used as food, in which case it commonly is called meat.
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Famous quotes containing the word flesh:
“I am an invisible man.... I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquidsand I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
—Ralph Ellison (b. 1914)
“The high wore away, the chromed skeleton corroding hourly, flesh growing solid, the drug-flesh replaced with the meat of his life. He couldnt think. He liked that very much, to be conscious and unable to think.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
“thou mayst know,
That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust
That measures all our time;”
—George Herbert (15931633)