But only she can provide the meaningful interruption into the frowsy narrative that has built around her.
We were at once shown into a frowsy apartment which served as parlor, sitting-room and parental dormitory.
There rose into view the frowsy head and fat face of Jack's wife.
It is a frowsy kind 260 of sedan-chair on wheels, with greasy leather curtains and cushions.
And they are blatant and frowsy places, and the drink is rubbish—or poison.
One filthy girl raised her head and looked up at them from her frowsy blankets.
She saw him shake his frowsy head and a tremor went through him.
The other was a middle-aged woman in frowsy garments; tall and stout, sly and sullen.
She scowled upon the street cars rumbling by with their frowsy loads.
Apart from the people, everything here seems to me stuffy and frowsy, beginning with the air.
A slovenly, unkempt woman: a few frowsies in skirts (1900+)