from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of frill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Frills; ruffles; gathered strips in general.
  • n. In photography, a ruffling up or loosening of the film of a gelatin-emulsion plate.


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  • Yupz – fibe Cheezeburgers pilawtud bai YNGs flai obur inz foarmayshun – izz teh frilling adn teh aww-inspyreng!

    Haf id yore wai! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • All in black, up to the throat; black frilling round that, black gloves, and a long black veil hanging down behind.

    The Lady from the Sea

  • Maggy sat at her work in her great white cap with its quantity of opaque frilling hiding what profile she had (she had none to spare), and her serviceable eye brought to bear upon her occupation, on the window side of the room.

    Little Dorrit

  • A great white cap, with a quantity of opaque frilling that was always flapping about, apologised for

    Little Dorrit

  • Reaching the upper aperture she perceived him under the dome, moving musingly about as if he had never been absent an hour, his light hair frilling out from under the edge of his velvet skull-cap as it was always wont to do.

    Two on a Tower

  • “I eats them,” said Stella, reversing her small cauliflower-like person on the sofa, till only a circle of white rims with a nucleus of coventry frilling, with two pink legs kicking gently upwards, were visible.

    Red Pottage

  • Her fingers dropped from the frilling of her nightgown, and her fierce black eyes flashed at me.

    The Moonstone

  • She gave these answers, with her attention apparently absorbed in folding and refolding the frilling on her nightgown.

    The Moonstone

  • Her fingers went back to the frilling, and she turned her head sullenly away from me.

    The Moonstone

  • Modest and tasteful poverty expressed itself in the speckless cleanliness and the modestly proportioned skirts of her light “print” gown, and in the scanty little mantilla of cheap black silk which she wore over it, edged with a simple frilling of the same material.



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