• WordNet 3.6
    • n frieze a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
    • n frieze an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frieze A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side. "Robes of frieze ."
    • n Frieze (Arch) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture. "Cornice or frieze with bossy sculptures graven."
    • v. t Frieze To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz v. t., 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frieze In architecture, that part of an entablature which is between the architrave and the cornice; also, any longitudinal decorative feature or band of extended length, occupying a position, in architecture or decoration, more or less similar to that of the frieze in an entablature. The frieze in its simplest form is flat and plain; but in the Doric style it is divided into triglyphs and metopes, and in other styles, and even in the Doric when not over columns, it frequently bears a continuous series of figures sculptured in relief, as the Panathenaic frieze around the cella of the Parthenon. Such a frieze is sometimes called a zophoros. See entablature, and cuts under column and gigantomachy.
    • frieze To border; embroider; ornament the edge of.
    • frieze To furnish with a frieze.
    • n frieze A thick and warm woolen cloth used for rough outer garments since the fourteenth century. The modern material of this name is covered with a nap forming little tufts, and is especially used in Ireland, whence it is exported for overcoating.
    • n frieze In leather manufacturing, an imperfection in leather, sometimes appearing in the preparatory processes of tanning. It consists in excessive tenderness of the grain of the hide, which appears as if it had been scraped off.
    • frieze Made of the napped or shaggy cloth called frieze.
    • frieze To form a nap on, as cloth, like the nap of frieze; furnish with a nap; frizzle; curl: used especially in the past participle: as, a friezed stuff or garment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frieze frēz a coarse woollen cloth with a nap on one side
    • n Frieze frēz (archit.) the part of the entablature between the architrave and cornice, often ornamented with figures
    • v.t Frieze to put a frieze on
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. frise, perh. originally a woolen cloth or stuff from Friesland,F. Frise,); cf. LL. frisii panni, and frissatus pannus, a shaggy woolen cloth, F. friser, to friz, curl. Cf. Friz


In literature:

Round the smouldering embers of the fire a score of figures lay sleeping in the open, wrapped in their frieze coats.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Cloth of gold had matched with cloth of frieze before now, and the union had been blessed.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Inside there are still fine tiles, but the sgraffito frieze has nearly disappeared from the outer cornice.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
The walls are painted in dark gray, with a very simple frieze.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
A wall out of which leered phantasmal faces, like those in a frieze.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
It is a thick, frieze garment, cut in Norfolk style.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Zanetti, in 1771, gives an etching of a magnificent bronze frieze cast from the master's design, which ran round the Grand Sala.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
The frames resemble friezes, and are decorated with flowers, fruit, birds, musical instruments, arms, and ornament.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Between these and the frieze hung gold and silver shields.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The caps are Corinthian, and they sustain the usual architrave, frieze, and cornice.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Hiram held up the great frieze coat, and the judge plunged his arms into it.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
From the designs of some of the ornamental friezes of Nineveh, we find these principles illustrated.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
I was insisting upon the healthy tone of this Lucca work as compared with the old spectral Lombard friezes.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The Parthenon frieze is of figures in rapid movement.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
Where you now see some in frieze, some in purple, you would see nakedness in all.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Look at these friezes.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Highest of all, the enormous frieze, fully sixteen feet in width, was one mighty band of solid terrelium.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
They appeared to obey a word of command, were dressed in grey frieze, and armed.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
The frieze under the cornice of the north wall is filled with grotesque sculpture.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford

In poetry:

Immaculate race! to yield
Us final knowledge set
In a cold frieze, a field
Of war but no blood let.
"To The Romantic Traditionists" by Allen Tate
Out from the shattered barquenteen
The black frieze-coated sailors bore
Their dying despot to the shore
And wove a crazy palanquin.
"To His Love Instead Of A Promised Picture-Book" by Edward Powys Mathers
Here, even in the noontide glare,
The Gods, recumbent, take their ease;
Go look, and you will find them there,
Slumbering behind some fallen frieze.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And each ranked ruin tended to beguile
The outer sense, and shape itself as though
It wore its marble hues, its pristine glow
Of scenic frieze and pompous peristyle.
"Rome: On The Palatine." by Thomas Hardy
In odorous purple, where the falling warble
Of water cascades and the plunged foam glows,
A columned ruin lifts its sculptured marble
Friezed with the chiselled rebeck and the rose.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Than where Italian earth receives
The partial sunshine's ampler boons,
Where vines carve friezes 'neath the eaves,
And, in dark firmaments of leaves,
The orange lifts its golden moons.
"An Invitation" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

London's Frieze art fair debuts New York edition.
0 New paintings by Jon Pestoni at the David Kordansky booth at Frieze New York.
Frieze Art Fair 2011 at its home base in Regent's Park in London.
The Frieze Art Fair Brings Its Art and Entertainment to New York.
Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, organizers of the Frieze Art Fair, which opens under this tent on Randalls Island this weekend.
Frieze Sounds Frieze Art Fair Those lucky enough to ride in Frieze 's VIP BMWs will be treated to "composed songs, short stories, and lullabies" by Martin Creed, Frances Stark, and Rick Moody.
Courtney Love, Hirst $4 Million Tank Star in Frieze Week.
Frieze 's expansion is part of the larger trend of art fairs proliferating across the globe, and it's evidence of a shift in the way art is bought and sold.
Occupy Wall Street targets Frieze art fair in New York.
Elle Macpherson Browses Frieze , $1.4 Million Rauch Leads Sales.
Emily Blunt took a break from filming "All You Need Is Kill" in London with Tom Cruise to browse contemporary-art fair Frieze last week.
Frieze New York will be like no other.
Re "New Analysis of the Parthenon 's Frieze Finds It Depicts a Horrifying Legend" (Science Times, July 4).
At Frieze, Looking Back to Grasp Art's Cutting Edge .
Cutting-Edge Frieze Art Fair Embraces the Past—With Caution.

In science:

Afterwards, we argue why we can apply Frieze’s results for the remaining step.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
The strategy of our proof comes from that of Frieze .
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
We are grateful to Alan Frieze for generously sharing this problem with us, and we thank Igor Pak for reference .
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
The basic point about affine quivers without oriented loops is the existence of frieze sequence .
Classification of complete N=2 supersymmetric theories in 4 dimensions
The proof for the directed Hamilton cycles was redone by Frieze and Suen , probably unaware of the existing work of Wrignt, using basically the same approach.
Distribution of certain sparse spanning subgraphs in random graphs
The second moment of the number of directed Hamilton cycles was originally estimated by Wright , which was later redone by Frieze and Suen using basically the same approach.
Distribution of certain sparse spanning subgraphs in random graphs
The author would like to thank Deepak Bal and Alan Frieze for helpful comments on the manuscript.
The Degree Sequence of Random Apollonian Networks
Frieze: Random k-SAT: the limiting probability for satisfiability for moder ately growing k .
The condensation transition in random hypergraph 2-coloring
Fenner and Frieze independently proved that d > 796 suffices and then Frieze came up with an algorithmic proof of a better bound d > 85.
On a sparse random graph with minimum degree {three}: Likely Posa's sets are large
From a more general result in Bollob´as, Cooper, Fenner and Frieze it follows that whp G3(n, m) is Hamiltonian if m > 128n.
On a sparse random graph with minimum degree {three}: Likely Posa's sets are large
Frieze, Hamilton cycles in random graphs with minimal degree at least k , in A tribute to Paul Erdos, edited by A.
On a sparse random graph with minimum degree {three}: Likely Posa's sets are large
Frieze, On Hamilton Cycles in Random Graphs with Minimum Degree at Least Three.
On a sparse random graph with minimum degree {three}: Likely Posa's sets are large
Frieze, On matchings and Hamiltonian cycles in random graphs, Random graphs ’83 (Pozna´n, 1983), North-Holland Math.
Optimal packings of Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs
Random CSP models with a (slowly) increasing domain size have also been shown to be free from the problem of flawed variables and have interesting threshold behavior (Xu & Li, 2000; Smith, 2001; Frieze & Molloy, 2003).
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
This literature originated with the work of Papadimitriou et al [PTRV98] and Frieze, Kannan, and Vempala [FKV04], who gave algorithms based on random projections and column sampling (in both cases with the goal of decreasing the dimension of the matrix).
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices