Predicate: flay

Roleset id: flay.01 , remove skin by whipping, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flay.01: FLAY-V NOTES: Frames file for 'flay' based on sentences in wsj. No Verbnet entry. (from flay.01-v predicate notes)


flay (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: remover of skin, agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing beaten
        Arg2-MNR: instrument

Example: just transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: infinitive

        Mr. Wall's deputies complained that they hadn't been given an opportunity to respond to the criticism brought out during the Banking Committee's hearings, which [Committee Chairman Henry Gonzalez (D., Texas)]-1 has used as a forum *trace*-1 to flay Mr. Wall's handling of the affair and to demand that he step aside from his job.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: flay
        Arg1: Mr. Wall's handling of the affair

Example: with instrument

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mary flayed John with wet noodles.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: flayed
        Arg1: John
        Arg2: with wet noodles