• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frit (Ceramics) The material for glaze of pottery.
    • Frit (Glass Making) The material of which glass is made, after having been calcined or partly fused in a furnace, but before vitrification. It is a composition of silex and alkali, occasionally with other ingredients.
    • v. t Frit To fritter; -- with away.
    • v. t Frit To prepare by heat (the materials for making glass); to fuse partially.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frit The material of which glass is made as prepared for complete fusion by a previous calcination carried to a point where the silica begins to act on the bases, forming an imperfectly melted or fritted mass.
    • n frit The composition from which artificial soft or tender porcelain and other partly vitrifiable mixtures are made. See soft porcelain, under porcelain.
    • frit To decompose and fuse partially, as the ingredients mixed for making glass, before completely fusing at a much higher temperature.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frit frit the mixed materials of which glass is made, after being heated until they fuse partially without melting
    • v.t Frit to fuse partially without melting:—pr.p. frit′ting; pa.p. frit′ted
    • n Frit frit a small fly destructive to wheat.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fritte, fr. frit, fried, p. p. of frire, to fry. See Far (v. t.)


In literature:

My brother Frits got leave for the first time then, too, and Willem remained at Ladysmith.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
In powder frits together, but does not fuse.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Hvem vil en tone slaa frit mot det blide blaa?
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
The formula for the frit and glaze is also a secret one.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
I guess you was startled, too, mister, and kinder frit!
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
If you was down dar in water jus' now, an' see dat long ting snouzle by um leg, lookin' so white an' drefful, I guess you'se frit too!
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The beads are nearly all of known Neolithic types; one form is noticeable, a blue frit cylinder with gold caps at the ends.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
I frit as if somehow all the happiness and joy of my life bring buried in that grave.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Musca Frit, insectum quod grana interius exedit.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
We have made the acquaintance of Frits Reuter; he is a writer who draws one's heart.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini

In news:

Today's "pickle free" enamels use frits that are designed to react chemically and mechanically to form a tight bond directly with the substrate.
Direct Diode System Designed for OLED FRIT Welding and Soldering.
Attendees will learn basic techniques for fusing glass jewelry and make earrings, pins and pendants using frits, stringers, dichroic glasses and photo fusing paper to create rich sepia toned decals.
We accept the important points raised by Frits van der Haar and colleagues and acknowledge the available evidence base for salt iodisation to correct iodine deficiency.
He takes over the chairmanship as of January 2008, succeeding Frits Beurskens of the Dutch Smurfit Kappa Group.
Direct Diode System Designed for OLED FRIT Welding and Soldering .
Jeffrey Simon, Director of the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office meets with FRIT Executive Don Briggs and Mayor Joseph Curtatone.
WAC Lighting's new Rococo Pendant features amber and opal frit, richly layered in speckles of gold to add a distinctive touch of glamour and elegance to any space.
Taiwan-based China Glaze Company is part of the China Glaze Group and Asia's largest manufacturing group specializing in the production of colors, glazes and frits for the ceramic industry.
The fabricator offers standard dot, line and diamond traction-control frit patterns, along with the capability to produce custom patterns.

In science:

I thank George Fraser, Gareth Price, Jay Bookbinder, Rich Kelley, Caroline Kilbourne, Enrico Costa, Takaya Ohashi, Simon De Deo, Nancy Brickhouse and Frits Paerels for valuable discussions.
The Extreme Physics Explorer
Najafi, “Reliable vacuum packaging using nanogetters and glass frit bonding”, Reliability, Testing and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS III, Proc.
Surface Conditioning Effect on Vacuum Microelectronics Components Fabricated by Deep Reactive Ion Etching
For the driest foams at Orsay, bubbles are created by forcing gas through porous frits; by changing the porosity, the average bubble diameter can be varied from 1 to 4 mm.
Electrical conductivity of dispersions: from dry foams to dilute suspensions
For dry foams, 0.02 < ε < 0.10, a porous glass frit is mounted at one end of the conductivity cell, and the foam is made directly inside it by bubbling gas through the frit, which is immersed into the surfactant solution.
Electrical conductivity of dispersions: from dry foams to dilute suspensions
This proposition was immediately suggested by Frits Beukers in a private correspondence [Beu00].
Transformations of hypergeometric elliptic integrals