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  • v. Present participle of frizzle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of curling or frizzing the hair.


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  • Well, I sensed Bright Star was frizzling quite soon after Toronto.

    Melissa Silverstein: Golden Globe Nominations: Reactions From Women Film Writers and Critics

  • How do think got rich, hay? — by wearing fine coats, and frizzling my pate?


  • Her social usefulness seems, however, incontestable when we glance at the flower-bedecked cap she wears, at the false front frizzling around her forehead, at the gowns of her choice; for how could shopkeepers dispose of those products if there were no Madame Latournelle?

    Modeste Mignon

  • Richard — when Miss Jellyby was announced, and entered, leading the identical Peepy, whom she had made some endeavours to render presentable by wiping the dirt into corners of his face and hands and making his hair very wet and then violently frizzling it with her fingers.

    Bleak House

  • Wolverton rose before me, as I saw a long table supported on rude trestles, bearing several cups of steaming tea, while a dirty boy was opening and frizzling oysters by a wood fire on the floor.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Such frizzling and powdering and sticking up of hair, such delicate complexions artificially preserved and mended, such gallant swords to look at, and such delicate honour to the sense of smell, would surely keep anything going, for ever and ever.

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  • Clouds move in and prevent the night from being “frizzling” cold as my daughter used to say, or they prevent the day from becoming a scorcher.

    TOBS « Climate Audit

  • The rose is magical and so pretty - I have a yellow rose in my garden which tries to bloom often but due to drought and extremely hot weather conditions - they last only a morning in bloom - before frizzling up.

    Rambling Rose

  • Newness, or an inviolable, frizzling density of strangers and Martian places, doesn't necessarily bring joy, any more than the revisiting of the same territory with slower, slight seasons, if one takes to it meticulously and with an openness to the familiar's rediscovery. sit; stand; jump; d. l.

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  • How he gormandizes, that jolly miller! rasher after rasher, how they pass away frizzling and, smoking from the gridiron down that immense grinning gulf of a mouth.

    George Cruikshank


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