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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of frounce.

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Examples

  • Ay, and then there was Martin Swart I have heard my grandfather talk of, and of the jolly Almains whom he commanded, with their slashed doublets and quaint hose, all frounced with ribands above the nether-stocks.

    Kenilworth

  • And another time he found a man much aged which had his cheer frounced, his teeth fallen, and was all crooked for age.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • Shakespeare's, -- all these spring from the Tale of Troy, not in the least as handed down by the ancients, but tricked and frounced as the

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • And in greater presens, to beare a braue looke: to be warlike, though he neuer looked enimie in the face in warre: yet som warlike signe must be vsed, either a slouinglie busking, or an ouerstaring frounced hed, as though out of euerie heeres toppe, should suddenlie start out a good big othe, when nede requireth, yet praised be God, England hath at

    The Scholemaster

  • a God-fearing Woman, that is, who considereth the Poor and Needy, insteade of aiming to be frounced and purfled like her richest Neighbours.

    Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary

  • [This verse, or something similar, occurs in a long ballad, or poem, on Flodden Field, reprinted by the late Henry Weber.] "Ay, and then there was Martin Swart I have heard my grandfather talk of, and of the jolly Almains whom he commanded, with their slashed doublets and quaint hose, all frounced with ribands above the nether-stocks.

    Kenilworth

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