Frangipani Pudding to French Cream
Frangipani Pudding is pudding made of broken bread. (Frangere, to break; panis, bread.)
Frank A name given by the Turks, Greeks, and Arabs to any of the inhabitants of the western parts of Europe, as the English, Italians, Germans, Spaniards, French, etc.
Frank Pledge Neighbours bound for each other's good conduct. Hallam says every ten men in a village were answerable for each other, and if one of them committed an offence the other nine were bound to make reparation. The word means the security given by Franklins or free-men.
Frankenstein (3 syl.). A young student, who made a soulless monster out of fragments of men picked
up from churchyards and dissecting-rooms, and endued it with life by galvanism. The tale, written by
Mrs. Shelley, shows how the creature longed for sympathy, but was shunned by everyone. It was only
animal life, a parody on the creature man, powerful for evil, and the instrument of dreadful retribution on
the student, who usurped the prerogative of the Creator.
"The Southern Confederacy will be the soulless monster of Frankenstein." - Charles Sumner.Mrs. Shelley, unfortunately, has given no name to her monster, and therefore he is not unfrequently called "Frankenstein" when alluded to. This, of course, is an error, but Frankenstein's monster is a clumsy substitute.
"I believe it would be impossible to control the Frankenstein we should have ourselves created." - Sir John Lubbock (a speech, 1886).Frankforters People of Frankfort.
Franklin The Polish Franklin. Thaddeus Czacki (1765-1813).
Frankum's Night A night in June destructive to apple- and pear-trees. The tale is that one Frankum offered sacrifice in his orchard for an extra fine crop, but a blight ensued, and his trees were unproductive.
Frantic Brain-struck (Greek, phren, the heart as the seat of reason), madness being a disorder of the
"Cebel's frantic rites have made them mad."Fraserian One of the eighty-one celebrated literary characters of the 19th century published in Fraser's Magazine (1830-1838). Amongst them are Harrison Ainsworth, the countess of Blessington, Brewster, Brougham, Bulwer, Campbell, Carlyle, Cobbett, Coleridge, Cruikshank, Allan Cunningham, D'Israeli (both Isaac and Benjamin), Faraday, Gleig, Mrs. S. C. Hall, Hobhouse, Hogg (the Ettrick shepherd), Theodore Hook, Leigh Hunt, Washington Irving, Knowles, Charles Lamb, Miss Landon, Dr. Lardner, Lockhart, Harriet Martineau, Dr. Moir, Molesworth, Robert Montgomery, Thomas Moore, Jane Porter, Sir Walter Scott, Sydney Smith, Talfourd, Talleyrand, Alaric Watts, Wordsworth, and others to the number of eighty-one.
Fraserian Group (The) consists of twenty-seven persons: Maginn. On his right hand, Washington Irving, Mahony, Gleig, Sir E. Brydges, Carlyle, and Count d'Orsay. On his left hand, Barry Cornwall, Southey, Perceval Banks, Thackeray, Churchill, Serjeant Murphy, Macnish, and Harrison Ainsworth. Opposite are Coleridge, Hogg, Galt, Dunlop, Jerdan, Fraser, Croker, Lockhart, Theodore Hook, Brewster, and Moir.
Frater An Abram-man (q.v.). (Latin, frater, a brother, one of the same community or society.)
Frateretto A fiend mentioned by Edgar in the tragedy of King Lear.
"Frateretto calls me, and tells me Nero is an angler in the lake of darkness. Pray, innocent, and beware of the foul fiend." - Act iii. 6.Fratery The refectory of a monastery, or chief room of a frater-house. A frater is a member of a fraternity or society of monks. (Latin, frater, a brother.)
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