Frizzing
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 {frizz}.] 1. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp. [1913 Webster]

With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth. [1913 Webster]

3. (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument. [1913 Webster]

{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 boards. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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