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  • adj. Having frills, frilly
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of frill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with a frill or frills.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having decorative ruffles or frills


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  • She sat now on a little stool that she had made for herself of empty tomato cans, covered with gaily flowered cretonne, and drawing back the muslin frilled curtains, looked wearily over the fields.

    The Second Chance

  • One of his wooden-made yankee clocks is here – its case displaying "a most elegant picture" of Cupid, in frilled trowsers and morocco boots, the American prototype of the little god not being allowed to appear so scantily clad as he is generally represented.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • We allude to the lizard with a frill round its neck, which has been universally likened to that worn by Queen Elizabeth: it is called the frilled agama.

    How to See the British Museum in Four Visits

  • I split some of the wood very fine and 'frilled' a few of the little sticks with my knife.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • For the first time, teacher Kevin Stinnette thought, his students could do hands-on lessons with cold-water species such as frilled anemones and Acadia hermit crabs.

    Delusional Duck

  • A short, heavyset woman in an overly frilled gown appeared in the doorway of the parlor.


  • The perimeter of the stranded bell is fringed with scalloped lobes tipped with the same rich brown and, emerging from beneath the seaward side of its perfectly circular form, four long frilled feeding tentacles stream like a comet's tail.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • It is a blond woman dressed in tailored slacks, a white frilled shear blouse, and a black form fitting jacket that is open in the front and accentuates her body.

    The Temptress

  • She frilled all his ties and sewed them together and made them into a long shiny skirt.

    Trashion Passion

  • "It's a shame, a women of her age, and ... condition," Saxon answered, as she frilled a lace ruffle with a hot fluting-iron.



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