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- v. Present participle of frowst.
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Better than all this boring frowsting in bed, what?
"Very sorry, indeed, I am to see you frowsting in your studies."
No doubt doctors who are in great demand can be as high-handed and independent as employees are in all classes when a dearth in their labor market makes them indispensable; but the average doctor is not in this position: he is struggling for life in an overcrowded profession, and knows well that "a good bedside manner" will carry him to solvency through a morass of illness, whilst the least attempt at plain dealing with people who are eating too much, or drinking too much, or frowsting too much (to go no further in the list of intemperances that make up so much of family life) would soon land him in the Bankruptcy Court.
"You could have, too, if you hadn't been all frowsting over _Tit-Bits_ in the train.