from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gay, frisky person.
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"Thin ye'll have till come up this way nixt spring time, whin they do be friskin 'around like young lambs," the woodsman told him.
You see the Guzzuh got to friskin 'round the turns on her hind feet.
Yer could trust Mary anywhar; nuvr cotch 'er in dem playhouses ner friskin' in dem dances; she wan 'no street-walk'r trapsin' roun 'at night.
Anyway, it was a case where the Runyon people had hogged the waterfront and was friskin 'us for tonnage charges on every steamer we loaded.
"Why, them ducks to be sure, see how they come sailin 'up to us, as if they knowed all about the captin's order -- no jumpin' or friskin 'now, but all of a heap like."
She's not right, which even you and me can agree on, and low as we'll be I'd like to know if she starts friskin 'around. "
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