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  • n. A Quaker; a member of the Society of Friends.
  • n. Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
  • proper n. A surname.


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  • (_By Mr. Punch's Staff of Learned Clerks_.) _From Friend to Friend_ (MURRAY) is the name given, from the first of them, to a collection of eight fugitive papers, prepared for republication by the late Lady RITCHIE during the last months of her life, and now edited by her sister-in-law, Miss EMILY RITCHIE.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-21

  • Slight as it is, _From Friend to Friend_ forms an apt and graceful finish to the work of one whose life was given to the claims of friendship.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-21

  • Let all young medical students have by heart Sir Thomas Browne's incomparable English, and wisdom, and piety in his _Letter to a Friend upon the occasion of the death of his intimate Friend_.

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

  • At first it had seemed as if Pontus would retain the title Friend and Ally of the Roman People, earned by the fourth King Mithridates when he assisted the second Attalus of Pergamum in his war against King Prusias of Bithynia.

    The Grass Crown

  • But then the fifth Mithridates had acquired Phrygia by paying the Roman proconsul in Asia Minor, Manius Aquillius, a sum of gold into his own purse; the title Friend and Ally had been withdrawn and enmity between Rome and Pontus had persisted ever since, cunningly fostered by King Nicomedes of Bithynia — and by anti-Aquillian senators in Rome.

    The Grass Crown

  • And my Friend is a veterinarian and a knitter so therefore she knows all about Bronze ages in Norway and textile history there.

    Think Progress » Karl Rove attacks the blogosphere.

  • "Friend" is a misleading word - these people are not all my friends.

    The Fambly Network

  • "Friend" is a pretty blunt instrument when it comes to describing relationships, especially in matters of taste.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • In the lead single off this year's My Best Friend is You, "Do-Wah-Doo," she talks trash on some girl getting all the attention from the boys and implies she's a-- well, it's not printable here.

    Hot tickets: Kate Nash, Ariel Pink, Gabriel Iglesias

  • The town returned to whimsy my dog is called Friend, the diners and bakery serve carbs, and all the people are floating around town on little content clouds, not just “Okay” content “Obama” content.

    Whimsytown, USA


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  • A town in Nebraska.

    December 5, 2013