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  • n. Plural form of frau.


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  • The etymology, by the way, traces to the Latin word fraus - which the Obama campaign might bear in mind if it's planning to whip up any more of those mock presidential seals.

    Assyrian International News Agency

  • I quite agree with him; indeed, there is little doubt but that these bald statements of fact as to the stoutness of the Transvaal "fraus," and the lack of cleanliness in their homes, went near to precipitating a result that, as it chanced, was postponed for several years.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • Behind me one of the stout "fraus" lay upon the ground.

    Allan's Wife

  • "fraus," the "spreading," the sauer-kraut -- the conestogas, the red barns, the guttural voices, the strange faces -- were these actual things, or the mere fancies of a somnambulist?

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee

  • Obama Obama Obama He has broken yet another campaign pledge by hiring this tax fraus and tax cheat.

    Daschle, Soetoro-Ng to serve on White House commission

  • A lot of the boys are buying diamonds now—the last things left to the Kraut fraus.

    Daring Young Men

  • Asiaticus accepted that option, lamenting that his demise should come as a result of fraus muliebris womanly trickery.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Also recognizable would have been those twenty-two skinheads and their fraus who, on July 24, 1994, according to an Associated Press account, attacked the Buchenwald camp “shouting ‘Sieg Heil,’ giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute, and threatening to burn ‘with their own hands’ a woman who works at the camp.”

    The Lampshade

  • Si in forum iveris, ibi rixae, et pugnae; si in curiam, ibi fraus, adulatio: si in domum privatam, &c. 1753.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Religion may be an excellent means of curbing and controlling the perverse, dull, and malicious creatures of the biped race; in the eyes of the friend of truth every fraus, be it ever so pia, must be rejected.

    Essays of Schopenhauer


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