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[French, from past participle of friser, to curl; see frizz1.]
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(Textiles) a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs
[from French, literally: curled]
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a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops.
[1880–85; < French friser to curl]
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How would the count have borne his dearly loved daughter's illness had he not known that it was costing him a thousand rubles, and that he would not grudge thousands more to benefit her, or had he not known that if her illness continued he would not grudge yet other thousands and would take her abroad for consultations there, and had he not been able to explain the details of how Metivier and Feller had not understood the symptoms, but Frise had, and Mudrov had diagnosed them even better?
d'Artagnan set out commanding a body of twelve thousand men, cavalry, and infantry, with which he was ordered to take the different places which form knots of that strategic network called La Frise. Never was an army conducted more gallantly to an expedition.
The Supervet More4, 6.55pm Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his veterinary team treat a bichon frise with chronic elbow pain, a Labrador that is unable to stand and a leonberger with a bone tumour in its leg.
The animal lover, who has a passion for horses and her three bichon frise dogs Amy, Sam and Matilda, was able to ring the bell for the end of her treatment in March and had a party to celebrate earlier this month.
Other canines in the running were bichon frise Lucy, owned by SNP MP Gillian Martin, and West Highland terrier Bobby, who belongs to Tory MSP Maurice Corry.
Some breeds, like the bichon frise, are easy to identify by their woolly coats but some - like labradors - actually have a double coat.
The love birds said I do with their little bichon frise Olly in attendance.
A MAN damaged the window of a dog grooming salon in a rage - when his pet bichon frise got more of a trim than he bargained for.
Kimberley Dyas, of Murdishaw, Runcorn, spent three days trying to find her 13-week-old Bichon Frise, named Krystal, after she was stolen on Sunday.
The dog, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, set upon the other dog, a Bichon Frise, near the KFC restaurant on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton.
One of the episodes shows the rescue of a Bischon Frise named Flossy by Moelfre RNLI in February this year, after her owners had lost sight of her during a walk.