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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Friz  \Friz\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frizzed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Frizzing}.]  [Cf.  F.  friser  to  curl,  crisp,  frizzle,  to  raise 
  the  nap  (on  certain  stuffs);  prob.akin  to  OFries  frisle  hair 
  of  the  head.  Cf  {Frieze}  kind  of  cloth.]  [Written  also 
  1.  To  curl  or  form  into  small  curls,  as  hair,  with  a  crisping 
  pin;  to  crisp. 
  With  her  hair  frizzed  short  up  to  her  ears.  --Pepys. 
  2.  To  form  into  little  burs,  prominences,  knobs,  or  tufts,  as 
  the  nap  of  cloth. 
  3.  (Leather  Manufacture)  To  soften  and  make  of  even  thickness 
  by  rubbing,  as  with  pumice  stone  or  a  blunt  instrument. 
  {Frizzing  machine}. 
  a  (Fabrics)  A  machine  for  frizzing  the  surface  of  cloth. 
  b  (Wood  Working)  A  bench  with  a  revolving  cutter  head 
  slightly  protruding  above  its  surface,  for  dressing 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Friz  \Friz\,  n.;  pl  {Frizzes}. 
  That  which  is  frizzed;  anything  crisped  or  curled,  as  a  wig; 
  a  frizzle.  [Written  also  {frizz}.] 
  He  [Dr.  Johnson],  who  saw  in  his  glass  how  his  wig 
  became  his  face  and  head,  might  easily  infer  that  a 
  similar  fullbottomed,  well-curled  friz  of  words  would 
  be  no  less  becoming  to  his  thoughts.  --Hare.