fraise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fraise sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
    • n fraise a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fraise (Fort) A defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inclined position.
    • Fraise (Mech) A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.
    • n Fraise A large and thick pancake, with slices of bacon in it.
    • v. t Fraise (Mil) To protect, as a line of troops, against an onset of cavalry, by opposing bayonets raised obliquely forward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fraise To put in terror or danger.
    • n fraise A pancake with bacon in it.
    • n fraise In heraldry, the conventional strawberry-leaf, as those in the coronets of English dukes, marquises, etc.
    • n fraise In fortification, a defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position. See cut under fortification.
    • n fraise A tool used by marble-workers for enlarging a drill-hole. It is grooved and somewhat conical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fraise frāz (fort.) a palisade of pointed stakes planted in the rampart horizontally or in an inclined position: a tool used for enlarging a drill-hole: a 16th-cent. ruff
    • v.t Fraise to fence with a fraise
    • n Fraise frāz (prov.) commotion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fraise, orig., a ruff, cf. F. frise, frieze, E. frieze, a coarse stuff

Usage

In literature:

How could you ever have such high waists, and such wonderful fraises!
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Too much Fraise cannot be awarded to Mr. Watson for his exertions in rescuing this lad.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Fraise, my cousin, who is crying bitterly because her fine dress is wet through.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Moping would kill a cat; and I shall order you the plainest chicken and souffle aux fraises.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
A fraise= is a palisade horizontal, or nearly so, projecting from the scarp or counterscarp.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Strong fraises, defending both scarp and counterscarp, prevented approach.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In news:

Fraise, Ogygian Arrive at Old Friends.
Multiple grade I stakes winners Fraise and Ogygian arrived at the Old Friends retirement facility Aug 16.
One glorious translation is Saint-Honoré aux fraises, as interpreted by Florian Bellanger, the executive pastry chef for Fauchon.
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