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fret
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 21
1. See 1st Frith.
4. Herpes; tetter.
5. The worn sides of river banks, where ores, or stones containing them, accumulate by being washed down from the hills, and thus indicate to the miners the locality of the veins.
7. An ornament consisting of smmall fillets or slats intersecting each other or bent at right angles, as in classical designs, or at obilique angles, as often in Oriental art.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be worn away; to chafe; to fray; as, a wristband frets on the edges.
2. To eat in; to make way by corrosion.
3. To be agitated; to be in violent commotion; to rankle; as, rancor frets in the malignant breast.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To devour.
2. To rub; to wear away by friction; to chafe; to gall; hence, to eat away; to gnaw; as, to fret cloth; to fret a piece of gold or other metal; a worm frets the plants of a ship.
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