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"Don't 'ee get in a frizz, my dears, about me," he said with dignity.

Mr. Champion can't get his boot off and he's in some frizz about it.

It is the extreme of bad taste to bang or frizz the hair across the forehead, or to wear the hat somewhat on the back of the head.

Miss Mellins was a small woman with a glossy yellow face and a frizz of black hair bristling with imitation tortoise-shell pins.

On her return Robinson made signals to her over the master's head, which he had begun to frizz.

He put his hand up to his moustache; but did not frizz and twist it in the old familiar way, he just pulled it downwards.

WORD ORIGIN

also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from French friser "to curl, dress the hair" (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook." Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, "frizzed hair."

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