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frieze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frieze  \Frieze\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  a  nap  on  (cloth);  to  friz.  See  {Friz},  v.  t.,  2. 
 
  {Friezing  machine},  a  machine  for  friezing  cloth;  a  friezing 
  machine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frieze  \Frieze\,  n.  [Perh.  the  same  word  as  frieze  a,  kind  of 
  cloth.  Cf  {Friz}.]  (Arch.) 
  a  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. 
  b  Any  sculptured  or  richly  ornamented  band  in  a  building 
  or  by  extension,  in  rich  pieces  of  furniture.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
 
  Cornice  or  frieze  with  bossy  sculptures  graven. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frieze  \Frieze\,  n.  [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}.] 
  A  kind  of  coarse  woolen  cloth  or  stuff  with  a  shaggy  or 
  tufted  (friezed)  nap  on  one  side  ``Robes  of  frieze.'' 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frieze 
  n  1:  a  horizontal  sculptured  band  between  the  architrave  and  the 
  cornice 
  2:  a  heavy  woolen  fabric  with  a  long  nap 




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