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  • n. Plural form of frail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of frail.


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  • Tormented by drugs and alcohol, the frailest of the frails, Anita made every other girl singer look wholesome.

    GreenCine Daily: Grimly reaping, 11/24.

  • But now I mean to send thee to the fish-bazar, where do thou enquire for the shop of Humayd the fisherman and say to him, ‘My master Khalif saluteth thee and biddeth thee send him a pair of frails and a knife, so he may bring thee more fish than yesterday.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The fiddle wails, the banjo frails and a few members of the audience actually stand up to do impromptu clog-style jigs.

    Banjos, Kazoos and Spoons—Oh My!

  • Turning Misty Knight and Colleen Wing into terrified frails is what got me riled.

    Just Past the Horizon: On Reflection

  • "Not the distaff or the wool-frails, but spears dripping from the slaughter, have served for our handling."

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • Well upon dis, de Pharisees picked up der frails and cut away right by him, and as dey passed by him he felt sich a queer pain in de head as if somebody had gi'en him a lamentable hard thump wud

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • Dey pulled off dere jackets and begun to thresh wud two liddle frails as dey had brung wud em at de hem of a rate.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • The body was pushed under an old truckle-bed which stood in the corner, and a mass of frails, such as gardeners use, flung over it for concealment.

    The Path of the King

  • Bales, crates, boxes, jars, carboys, frails, cases, and packages flew into them from the freight-house as though the cars had been magnets and they iron filings.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • He has stripped my rails of the shaddock-frails and the green unripened pine;

    Departmental Ditties & Barrack Room Ballads


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