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  • adv. In a frisky manner


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  • In his 20s, he friskily challenged his grandfather to an arm-wrestling match.

    Peter Cleland, National Cathedral mason

  • One of the very best young contemporary clowns, he had a splendid comic spirit, a fresh new outlook on comedy, got the top TV bookings, has been considered for several terribly remunerative TV-talk-show chairmanships, his material was attractive to teenagers, college kids and mature marrieds; his records sold friskily and all seemed right in his straight future … Carlin now seems an artistic drop-out.

    Last Words

  • Juju acted like a new dog out on the street, friskily bounding home.


  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) located in emerging markets (once best known for churning out products cheaply and quickly, based on designs provided by customers) now pursue a strategy of clambering friskily up the value chain to the more hallowed status of original design manufacturers (ODMs).

    The Emerging Markets Century

  • Like a cat, it brushed friskily, against my ankle, as it made it's prescence known.

    wendchymes Diary Entry

  • “Fancy you and Algy bidding against each other like that,” said Ada Pratt archly to Lord Newhaven, for though Ada was haughty in general society she could be sportive, and even friskily ingratiating, towards those of her fellow creatures whom she termed “swells.”

    Red Pottage

  • I've now relinquished illusions of becoming a champion barrel racer, but cherish waking up to the sounds of Choco and Quilocho whinnying for their morning feed and thundering around the corral, friskily engaged in a game of equine "tag-you're it."

    Huellas... de los herreros: the Mexican blacksmith

  • Florian trotted off and kicked up his heels friskily.

    Storm Breaking

  • But after our revered rejuvenated phrase-pinching Scaurus Princeps Senatus friskily examined their credentials, he denied them an audience on the grounds that they had no official status.

    The First Man in Rome

  • The stallion pranced off friskily, tail fanning, knowing that a rewarding breakfast was awaiting him in the stable for having performed so well for his owner.

    Best Kept Secrets


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