- a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops.
Origin of frisé
1880–85; < French: noun use of past participle of friser to curl, probably derivative of fris-, stem of frire to fry1, some foods taking on a curllike form when fried
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Examples from the Web for frise
The Frise ought not to be so high as the Architrave by a 4th.
Frise green is prepared with sulphate of copper and sal ammoniac.
Again and again she faced death; finally she was captured while leading a squad of men across the bogs to a trench at Frise.
Almost before the door of her prison was fastened upon her, the French artillery began a lively bombardment of Frise.
- a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs
from French, literally: curled
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