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 for frill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  frill \frill\ (fr[i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. frilled
     (fr[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. frilling.] [OF. friller, fr. L.
     frigidulus somewhat cold, dim. of frigidus cold; akin to F.
     frileux chilly.]
     1. To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Photog.) To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frill \Frill\, v. t.
     To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back.
     in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frill \Frill\, n. [See Frill, v. i.]. (Zool.)
     (a) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
     (b) A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or
         of feathers, around the neck of an animal. See Frilled
         lizard (below).
     (c) A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of
     (d) A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.
         [1913 Webster]
     2. A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at
        the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence: Something superfluous, such as an ornament, or an
        additional function on a device or in a system not
        essential to the basic operation. -- Commonly used in the
        phrase no frills, used adjectively to indicate a fully
        functional but economical device or service; as, an
        economical no-frills airline.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the
           skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
      2: an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about
         the neck of a bird or other animal [syn: frill, ruff]
      3: a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
         [syn: frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow]
      4: ornamental objects of no great value [syn: folderal,
         falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  144 Moby Thesaurus words for "frill":
     addition, adornment, amenity, beading, beauties, bedizenment,
     binding, bonus, bordering, bordure, bravery, chiffon, clinquant,
     colors, colors of rhetoric, crease, creasing, crimp, crisp,
     decoration, dog-ear, double, double over, doubling, duplication,
     duplication of effort, duplicature, edging, elegant variation,
     embellishment, embroidery, enfold, expletive, extra,
     extra added attraction, extra dash, extravagance, fat,
     featherbedding, festoons, figure, figure of speech, filigree,
     filling, fillip, fimbria, fimbriation, fine writing, finery,
     flection, flexure, floridity, floridness, flounce, flourish,
     floweriness, flowers of speech, flute, fold, fold over, folderol,
     foofaraw, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows,
     fringe, frippery, froufrou, furbelow, fuss, gaiety, galloon,
     gather, gaudery, gewgaw, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, hem, infold,
     interfold, jazz, lagniappe, lap over, lapel, lappet, list,
     lushness, luxuriance, luxury, motif, needlessness, ornament,
     ornamentation, ostentation, overadornment, overlap, padding, paste,
     payroll padding, pinchbeck, plait, plat, pleat, pleonasm, plica,
     plicate, plication, plicature, ply, premium, prolixity,
     purple patches, quill, redundance, redundancy, ruche, ruching,
     ruff, ruffle, selvage, showiness, skirting, something extra,
     stuffing, superaddition, superfluity, superfluousness, tautology,
     tinsel, trappings, trickery, trimming, trumpery, tuck, turn over,
     twill, twist, unnecessariness, valance, verbosity, welt, wrinkle

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