Fretty
Fretty Fret"ty, a. [See 5th {Fret}.] Adorned with fretwork. [1913 Webster]

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  • fretty — fretty1 /fret ee/, adj., frettier, frettiest. fretful; irritable; peevish. [1835 45; FRET1 + Y1] fretty2 /fret ee/, adj. Heraldry. covered with criss crossed and interlacing diagonal strips: argent, fretty sable. [1555 65; < MF frette, deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • fretty — adjective a) covered with a lattice like pattern of diagonally interlaced bendlets and bendlets sinister The coats of various noble British families were originally fretty, but later simplified to a single fret b) peevish, inclined to fret,… …   Wiktionary

  • fretty — I. ˈfred.ē, etē, i adjective Etymology: Middle English frette, from Middle French freté, from Old French, past participle of freter to decorate with interlaced designs more at fret 1. heraldry : covered with narrow bands interlacing saltirewise 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • fretty — adj. worried, anxious, fretful; irritable; annoyed, peevish adj. covered with crisscrossed and interweaving diagonal interwoven lines; decorated with fretwork …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fretty — fret·ty …   English syllables

  • tripartite and fretty — Heraldry. (of a cross) having the limbs divided into three longitudinal strips each, intermingled in the manner of those in a cross parted and fretty. * * * …   Universalium

  • tripartite and fretty — Heraldry. (of a cross) having the limbs divided into three longitudinal strips each, intermingled in the manner of those in a cross parted and fretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • parted and fretty — adjective see parted and fretted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Variation of the field — In heraldry, variations of the field are any of a number of ways that a field (or a charge) may be covered with a pattern, rather than a flat tincture or a simple division of the field. Contents 1 Patterning with ordinaries and subordinaries 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • County Borough of Bury — Bury Motto: Vincit Omnia Industria (Industry overcomes all things) Bury Town Hall Geography …   Wikipedia

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