Friz

Friz

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. To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument. Frizzing machine.

a bench with a revolving cutter head slightly protruding above its surface, for dressing boards.

Origin: 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

alternative forms: frizz.

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