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  • adj. superlative form of frowsy: most frowsy.


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  • Mixed among these were men in outrageous women's clothing, their faces covered with red-lipped papel maché masks and their heads covered with the frowsiest wigs you can imagine.

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  • He was the frowsiest bookseller I ever saw, and he was in the third day of his unshavenness with a shirt-front and coat-collar plentifully bedandruffed from his shaggy hair; but he entered into the spirit of my affair and said if that Spanish play had succeeded so wonderfully, then I ought to pay fifty per cent, more than the current price for the other Spanish plays which I wanted him to get me.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Glengarry, gambling in that frowsiest boozing-ken in the Rue Tarane -- the

    Doom Castle

  • Part mews, part warehouses, and all disreputable, the upper story of it, as it showed itself to me over the wall, held some of the frowsiest of London's horde.

    Lore of Proserpine

  • Yet there were occasional figures that I recover from our scant circle and that I associate, whatever links I may miss, with the small still houses on the rampart; figures of the quaintest, quite perhaps the frowsiest, little English ladies in such mushroom hats, such extremely circular and bestriped scarlet petticoats, such perpetual tight gauntlets, such explicit claims to long descent, which showed them for everything that everyone else at Boulogne was not.

    A Small Boy and Others

  • The journalist Theodore H. White remarked to Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger that Reagan's 1980 victory party was "the frowsiest crowd of frumps" he had ever seen.

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