Peterson is wearing a crisp white-and-blue striped shirt and fraying paisley ascot.
Both a social worker and his parents warned the authorities about his fraying mental state.
“I think you can go country by country and see sort of the fraying at the edges of the Obama policy,” he said.
Some of the breakdown is cultural--a fraying of the basic ties that keep people connected and cared for.
Your brother smoked a joint before dinner to calm his fraying nerves.
The gait they were traveling, out there with the wagons, was fraying the nerves of the whole bunch before I left.
It is a stitch to prevent material from fraying, and is taken on the edge of material.
In wet weather it is absolutely necessary to turn up the bottoms of your trousers, to keep them from fraying.
To protect the ends from fraying, a scout should know how to whip them.
Yet the lining round the edges of the gap showed no fraying, no trace of rough usage.
mid-14c., "feeling of alarm," shortening of affray (q.v.; see also afraid). Meaning "a brawl, a fight" is from early 15c. (but late 14c. in Anglo-Latin). Fraymaker "fighter, brawler" is an excellent word from a 1530s statute.
"wear out by rubbing," c.1400, from Middle French frayer "to rub against," from Old French froiier "rub, scrape," from Latin fricare "to rub, rub down" (see friction). Related: Frayed; fraying.