Definitions for: Friz






Webster (1913) Definition: Friz, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Frizzing.] [Cf. F. friser to curl, crisp, frizzle, to raise
the nap (on certain stuffs); prob.akin to OFries. frisle hair
of the head. Cf. Frieze kind of cloth.] [Written also
frizz.]
1. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping
pin; to crisp.

With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys.

2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as
the nap of cloth.

3. (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness
by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.

Frizzing machine.
(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. --Hare.

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