. (a) (Fabrics) A machine for frizzing the surface of cloth. (b) (Wood Working) A bench with a revolving cutter head slightly protruding above its surface, for dressing boards.

(Friz), n.; pl. Frizzes That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also frizz.]

He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a similar fullbottomed, well-curled friz of words would be no less becoming to his thoughts.

(Frize) n. (Arch.) See 1st Frieze.

(Friz"el) a. (Firearms) A movable furrowed piece of steel struck by the flint, to throw sparks into the pan, in an early form of flintlock. Knight.

(Fri*zette") n. [F. frisette curl.] A curl of hair or silk; a pad of frizzed hair or silk worn by women under the hair to stuff it out.

(Frizz) v. t. & n. See Friz, v. t. & n.

(Friz"zle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frizzled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frizzling ] [Dim. of friz.] To curl or crisp, as hair; to friz; to crinkle. Gay.

To frizzle up, to crinkle or crisp excessively.

(Friz"zle), n. A curl; a lock of hair crisped. Milton.

(Friz"zler`) n. One who frizzles.

(Friz"zly Friz"zy) a. Curled or crisped; as, frizzly, hair.

(Fro) adv. [OE. fra, fro, adv. & prep., Icel. fra, akin to Dan. fra from, E. from. See From.] From; away; back or backward; — now used only in opposition to the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See To and fro under To. Milton.

(Fro), prep. From. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Frock) n. [F. froc a monk's cowl, coat, garment, LL. frocus, froccus, flocus, floccus, fr. L. floccus a flock of wool; hence orig., a flocky cloth or garment; cf. L. flaccus flabby, E. flaccid.]

1. A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a smock frock; as, a marketman's frock.

2. A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord.

Frock coat, a body coat for men, usually double-breasted, the skirts not being in one piece with the body, but sewed on so as to be somewhat full.Smock frock. See in the Vocabulary.

(Frock), v. t.

1. To clothe in a frock.

2. To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.

(Frocked) a. Clothed in a frock.

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