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  • noun The quality of being frowzy


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  • There was no dust, and nature looked spruce and trig, without a taint of the frowziness which is observable in the foliage a month later.

    The Law-Breakers and Other Stories

  • With his pimpled face and glaring eyes, his gleaming gold teeth, his frowziness of a difficult invalid, his grimaces and gestures which were the result of a lifetime devoted to gain, he made a loathsome object.


  • In Italy, there are old crones so haggard, that it is hard not to believe them created just as crooked, and foul, and full of fluff and years as you behold them, and you cannot understand how so much frowziness and so little hair, so great show of fangs and so few teeth, are growths from any ordinary human birth.

    Venetian Life

  • There was, indeed, always a jagged wound in the entry wall made by some envious trunk; but there was nothing of the frowziness, the shabbiness of many of those houses in the streets neighboring Mayfair where many

    London Films

  • The entry was oftenest dim and narrow, with a mat sunk into the floor at the threshold and worn to the quick by the cleansing of numberless feet; and an indescribable frowziness prevailed which imparted itself to the condition of widowhood dug up by the young foreigner from the basement.

    London Films

  • The subjects are chosen for me, and it does seem as if the publisher enjoyed making me eulogize frowziness.



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