fleshing
 n.— «Once the measurements are called in, the skin is carefully removed from the body in a process called “fleshing.” Excess fur is shaved off and a thin layer of hide is carved off the meat and membrane.» —“Taxidermists have skins on the wall” by Jonathan Tjarks WFAA-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas) Aug. 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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