Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The peculiar distorted and dwarfed condition of cotton, tobacco, corn, and other plants, due either to some fungus or to disturbed nutrition: often used synonymously for the mosaic disease. See mosaic, disease.
- v. present participle of french.
“For, if on the one hand the crop be too long delayed by drought, a fine cure is out of the question; while on the other hand, if there is rain enough, there is apt to be excess of it; and then begin all the diseases to which the plant is heir -- such as frenching, and firing, and spotting, and rusting, and shedding of the leaves.”
A Sketch of the Tobacco Interests In North Carolina. Being an Account of the Culture, Handling and Manufacture of the Staple; Together with Some Information Respecting the Principal Farmers, Manufacturing Establishments and Warehouses; with Statistics Exhibiting the Growth of Tobacco in the Western Counties, and Also in the Other Tobacco Producing Regions of the State, as Shown By Comparison of the Crop of 1880 with Those of Preceding Years
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“Racks are usually fancied up by stripping about 1 1/2 inches of meat, fat and connective tissue from the ends of the bones, which is called "frenching;" hold the frilly paper caps, please.”
“frenching" a pork loin, cleaning the fat around the bones for better presentation.”
“Id open my mouth to reply but I was afraid i'd swallow my tongue, essentially frenching myself to death.”
“Poland being soon happy on the late semi-final car before 1974 slammed up the compartment frenching during the world cup in germany.”
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“He smelled like he'd been frenching elephants in his spare time!”
“| Reply unfortunately they look like they are frenching”
“There is also the excruciatingly embarrassing novella I penned as a teen, Butterflies, which I think actually uses the word “frenching” but not, you know, ironically.”
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