Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alarm; a panic.
  • noun Contention; struggle.
  • noun The velvet frayed or rubbed from a deer's antler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The skin which a deer frays from his horns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fray.
  • noun The skin which a deer frays from its horns.

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Examples

  • But the veneer created by parties for Manhattan's art-power-money set masks what insiders describe as a fraying organization run at the whim of board president O.

    Eccentric National Arts' Prez Rented Insanely Cheap Rooms To Trustees

  • But the veneer created by parties for Manhattan's art-power-money set masks what insiders describe as a fraying organization run at the whim of board president O.

    Eccentric National Arts' Prez Rented Insanely Cheap Rooms To Trustees

  • But the veneer created by parties for Manhattan's art-power-money set masks what insiders describe as a fraying organization run at the whim of board president O.

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  • It is the Marxist agenda that has seeped into our ruling caste - especially the Police and judiciary - that is whoilly responsible for what Fraser politely calls the 'fraying' (read wholesale destruction) of our social fabric.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • "Confidence in the U.S. dollar is 'fraying' and a shift away from the greenback after the financial crisis is inevitable."

    Garrett Johnson: We have been warned

  • It is the Marxist agenda that has seeped into our ruling caste - especially the Police and judiciary - that is whoilly responsible for what Fraser politely calls the 'fraying' (read wholesale destruction) of our social fabric.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Clinton also said decades-old arms-control treaties were "fraying" and noted that in many places, "economic opportunity is still too narrow and shallow."

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  • The American League club also said that exploratory surgery on pitcher Dirk Hayhurst yesterday morning revealed "fraying" to the labrum in the right shoulder.

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  • The American League club also said that exploratory surgery on pitcher Dirk Hayhurst yesterday morning revealed "fraying" to the labrum in the right shoulder.

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  • In a speech at the National Defense University, Vice President Biden "called on the US Senate Thursday to ratify an international treaty banning nuclear testing to strengthen a 'fraying' international consensus against the spread of nuclear weapons."

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

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