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friezing

[free-zing] /ˈfri zɪŋ/
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1.
carved or painted work formerly decorating the upper parts of the hulls of vessels, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of friezing
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; frieze1 + -ing1
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