from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of frieze.
  • n. An obsolete form of frieze.
  • n. Same as chevaux-de-frise.


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  • The rude enclosure surrounding this antiquated magazine is strewed knee-deep with litter, from the midst of which arises a long rack, resembling a chevaux de frise, which is ordinarily filled with fodder.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

  • Docked, in the model's present whim, 'frise' and banged above the brows.


  • Dennis Fath, a homeowner near the suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., said Rocky, his 10-pound bichon frise, was killed by a coyote in 2009.

    Coyotes Establish Residency in Chicago

  • Breeds include the Chihuahua, dachshund, Boston terrier, shih tzu, bichon frise, miniature pinscher and the xolo, a Mexican hairless dog.

    Ready for the Dog Days of Winter?

  • Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat, takes his white bichon frise with him not only to the office, but also into the Capitol for floor votes.

    On Capitol Hill, Anything Goes

  • A bichon frise and a terrier-poodle mix are in the society's custody, and an investigation is pending.

    D.C. Animal Watch

  • An animal control officer picked up a 4-year-old white female bichon frise that had a brown leather collar but no identification.

    Prince George's County Animal Watch

  • An officer picked up a 4-year-old white male bichon frise wearing a black leather collar.

    Prince George's County Animal Watch

  • Lucky Dog, a bichon frise, was three years old, and French Fry, a bichon-poodle mix, was two.

    Knowing Jesse

  • Ever since Goody, our twelve-year-old bichon frise, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, I have been compelled by pity and fear to do his bidding.

    Knowing Jesse


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