Fruit"less*ly, adv. Fruit"lness*ness, n.
(Fruit'y) a. Having the odor, taste, or appearance of fruit; also, fruitful. Dickens.
(Fru"men*ta"ceous) a. [L. frumentaceus, fr. frumentum corn or grain, from the root of
frux fruit: cf. F. frumentacé. See Frugal.] Made of, or resembling, wheat or other grain.
(Fru`men*ta"ri*ous) a. [L. frumentarius.] Of or pertaining to wheat or grain. [R.] Coles.
(Fru`men*ta"tion) n. [L. frumentatio.] (Rom. Antiq.) A largess of grain bestowed upon
the people, to quiet them when uneasy.
(Fru"men*ty) n. [OF. fromentée, fr. L. frumentum. See Frumentaceous.] Food made of
hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar, plums, etc. [Written also furmenty and furmity.] Halliwell.
(Frump) v. t. [Cf. Prov. E. frumple to wrinkle, ruffle, D. frommelen.] To insult; to flout; to mock; to
snub. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
1. A contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or flout. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
2. A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip. [Colloq.] Halliwell.
(Frump"er) n. A mocker. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
1. Cross-tempered; scornful. [Obs.]
2. Old-fashioned, as a woman's dress.
Our Bell . . . looked very frumpish.Foote.
(Frush) v. t. [F. froisser to bruise. Cf. Froise.] To batter; to break in pieces. [Obs.]
I like thine armor well;Shak.
I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all.
(Frush), a. Easily broken; brittle; crisp.
(Frush), n. Noise; clatter; crash. [R.] Southey.
(Frush), n. [Cf. OE. frosch, frosk, a frog G. frosch frog (the animal), also carney or lampass of
horses. See Frog, n., 2.]
1. (Far.) The frog of a horse's foot.
2. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; also caled thrush.
(Frus"tra*ble) a. [L. frustrabilis: cf. F. frustable.] Capable of beeing frustrated or defeated.
(Frus*tra"ne*ous) a. [See Frustrate, a.] Vain; useless; unprofitable. [Obs.] South.
(Frus"trate) a. [L. frustratus, p. p. of frustrare, frustrari, to deceive, frustrate, fr. frustra in
vain, witout effect, in erorr, prob. for frudtra and akin to fraus, E. fraud.] Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of
no effect. "Our frustrate search." Shak.