The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flesh \Flesh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fleshed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion;
to initiate; -- from the practice of training hawks and
dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or
other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous
weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first
Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword. --Shak.
The wild dog
Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent. --Shak.
2. To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
"Fleshed in triumphs." --Glanvill.
Fleshed in the spoils of Germany and France. --Beau.
3. (Leather Manufacture) To remove flesh, membrance, etc.,
from, as from hides.