Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of frenum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of frenum.

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Examples

  • Negocios de Búsqueda: Yahoo se reorganiza otra vez, Google no se frena con 10 años, ¿Microsoft compra Powerset?

    Jerry’s Back! And So Is Microsoft

  • The only instances I have found that are not from Ovid's didactic verse are the present passage and xii 23-24 'tu bonus hortator, tu duxque comesque fuisti,/cum regerem tenera frena nouella manu'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = The same metaphor at _Tr_ II 41-42 'nec te quisquam moderatius umquam/_imperii_ potuit _frena_ tenere sui', _EP_

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • II ix 33 'Caesar ut _imperii_ moderetur _frena_ precamur', and _EP_ II v

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = At _Tr_ V iv 15-16 Ovid had used _frena recusare_ of a horse: 'fert tamen, ut debet, casus patienter amaros,/more nec indomiti _frena recusat_ equi'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = For the image, see at ii 23 _frena remisi_ (p 169).

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Alternatively, the word could be equivalent to _noua_ 'new, unfamiliar', as at _Fast_ III 455 'iamque indignanti _noua frena_ receperat ore'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • In prose, the word is often used of young plants or farm animals; and here _frena nouella_ may well be a metonymy for _frena nouellorum equorum_.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • I must give one instance; he throws doubts and sneers at my saying that the ovigerous frena of cirripedes have been converted into branchiæ, because I have not found them to be branchiæ; whereas _he himself_ admits, before I wrote on cirripedes, without the least hesitation, that their organs are branchiæ.

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • I must give one instance; he throws doubts and sneers at my saying that the ovigerous frena of cirripedes have been converted into branchiae, because I have not found them to be branchiae; whereas he himself admits, before I wrote on cirripedes, without the least hesitation, that their organs are branchiae.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

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