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(Southwest English, dialect) tightly bound
Word Origin
see frap
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  • They found the gig moored there on a frape, dragged her to shore, and tumbled in.

    News from the Duchy

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • On the frape at the alley's end his ferryboat lay moored as he had left it.

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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