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frounce


frounce


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frounce  \Frounce\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frounced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Frouncing}.]  [OE.  frouncen,  fronsen  to  told,  wrinkle, 
  OF  froncier,  F.  froncer  perh.  fr  an  assumed  LL  frontiare 
  to  wrinkle  the  forehead,  L.  frons  forehead.  See  {Front},  and 
  cf  {Flounce}  part  of  a  dress.] 
  To  gather  into  or  adorn  with  plaits,  as  a  dress;  to  form 
  wrinkles  in  or  upon  to  curl  or  frizzle,  as  the  hair. 
 
  Not  tricked  and  frounced,  as  she  was  wont.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frounce  \Frounce\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  wrinkles  in  the  forehead;  to  manifest  displeasure;  to 
  frown.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Commons  frounced  and  stormed.  --  Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frounce  \Frounce\,  n. 
  1.  A  wrinkle,  plait,  or  curl;  a  flounce;  --  also  a  frown. 
  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  An  affection  in  hawks,  in  which  white  spittle  gathers 
  about  the  hawk's  bill.  --Booth.