2. [Due to confusion with fragrant.] A strong or sweet scent. [Obs. & Illegitimate.] Sir T. Herbert.

(Fra"grance Fra"gran*cy) , n. [L. fragrantia: cf. OF. fragrance.] The quality of being fragrant; sweetness of smell; a sweet smell; a pleasing odor; perfume.

Eve separate he spies,
Veiled in a cloud of fragrance.

The goblet crowned,
Breathed aromatic fragrancies around.

(Fra"grant) a. [L. fragrans. -antis, p. pr. of fragrare to emit a smell of fragrance: cf. OF. fragrant.] Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume.

Fragrant the fertile earth
After soft showers.

Syn. — Sweet-smelling; odorous; odoriferous; sweet- scented; redolent; ambrosial; balmy; spicy; aromatic.

Fra"grant*ly, adv.

(Fraight) a. Same as Fraught. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Frail) n. [OE. fraiel, fraile, OF. fraiel, freel, frael, fr. LL. fraellum.] A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.

2. The quantity of raisins — about thirty- two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, — contained in a frail.

3. A rush for weaving baskets. Johnson.

(Frail), a. [Compar. Frailer ; superl. Frailest.] [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. frêle, fr. L. fragilis. See Fragile.]

1. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.

That I may know how frail I am.
Ps. xxxix. 4.

An old bent man, worn and frail.

2. Tender. [Obs.]

Deep indignation and compassion.

3. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; — often applied to fallen women.

Man is frail, and prone to evil.
Jer. Taylor.

(Frail"ly), adv. Weakly; infirmly.

(Frail"ness), n. Frailty.

(Frail"ty) n.; pl. Frailties [OE. frelete, freilte, OF. fraileté, fr. L. fragilitas. See Frail, a., and cf. Fragility.]

1. The condition or quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced.

God knows our frailty, [and] pities our weakness.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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