from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of fray.
- n. The skin which a deer frays from its horns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The skin which a deer frays from his horns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alarm; a panic.
- n. Contention; struggle.
- n. The velvet frayed or rubbed from a deer's antler.
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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.
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.
"Confidence in the U.S. dollar is 'fraying' and a shift away from the greenback after the financial crisis is inevitable."
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."
Clinton also said decades-old arms-control treaties were "fraying" and noted that in many places, "economic opportunity is still too narrow and shallow."
The American League club also said that exploratory surgery on pitcher Dirk Hayhurst yesterday morning revealed "fraying" to the labrum in the right shoulder.
We decided the problem was urgent—OPEC seemed to be stronger than we were, and the nation was fraying at the edges.
Why do we have to wait until someone is ground up in an unjust meat grinder (or is dangling over it by a fraying thread) to have the courts throw it out?
The scrum-half again looked out of sorts, his pass and confidence fraying badly.
I'm the disappearing string,I'm the knotted fraying tail