(Frit), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fritted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fritting.] To prepare by heat (the materials for
making glass); to fuse partially. Ure.
(Frit), v. t. To fritter; with away. [R.] Ld. Lytton.
(Frith) n. [OE. firth, Icel. fjörðr; akin to Sw. fjärd, Dan. fiord, E. ford. &radic78. See Ford, n.,
and cf. Firth, Fiord, Fret a frith, Port a harbor.]
1. (Geog.) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.
2. A kind of weir for catching fish. [Eng.] Carew.
(Frith), n. [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. frið peace; akin
to frenoð peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. friðr, and from the root of E. free, friend. See
Free, a., and cf. Affray, Defray.]
1. A forest; a woody place. [Obs.] Drayton.
2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure. [Obs.] Sir J. Wynne.
(Frith"y) a. Woody. [Obs.] Skelton.
(||Frit"il*la`ri*a) n. [NL., fr. L. fritillus dicebox: cf. F. fritillaire. So named from the checkered
markings of the petals.] (Bot.) A genus of liliaceous plants, of which the crown-imperial (Fritillaria imperialis)
is one species, and the Guinea-hen flower (F. Meleagris) another. See Crown-imperial.
1. (Bot.) A plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See Fritillaria.
2. (Zoöl.) One of several species of butterflies belonging to Argynnis and allied genera; so called
because the coloring of their wings resembles that of the common Fritillaria. See Aphrodite.
(Frit"i*nan*cy) n. [L. fritinnire to twitter.] A chirping or creaking, as of a cricket. [Obs.] Sir