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

  Frame \Frame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Framed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Framing.] [OE. framen, fremen, to execute, build, AS.
     fremman to further, perform, effect, fr. fram strong,
     valiant; akin to E. foremost, and prob. to AS. fram from,
     Icel. fremja, frama, to further, framr forward, G. fromm
     worthy, excellent, pious. See Foremost, From, and cf.
     1. (Arch. & Engin.) To construct by fitting and uniting the
        several parts of the skeleton of any structure;
        specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting
        parts of one member to fit parts of another. See
        Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth,
        Tusk, Scarf, and Splice.
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     2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose;
        in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something
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              How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind
              of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
                                                    --I. Watts.
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     3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to
        adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
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              And frame my face to all occasions.   --Shak.
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              We may in some measure frame our minds for the
              reception of happiness.               --Landor.
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              The human mind is framed to be influenced. --I.
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     4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.]
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              Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds. --Shak.
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     5. To support. [Obs. & R.]
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              That on a staff his feeble steps did frame.
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     6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.
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     7. to manufacture false evidence against (an innocent
        person), so as to make the person appear guilty of a
        crime. The act of framing a person is often referred to as
        a frame-up.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frame \Frame\, v. i.
     1. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech. [Obs.]
        --Judg. xii. 6.
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     2. To proceed; to go. [Obs.]
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              The bauty of this sinful dame
              Made many princes thither frame.      --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frame \Frame\, n.
     1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a
        fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system,
        whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building,
        vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a
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              These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
              Almighty! thine this universal frame. --Milton.
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     2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build
        of a person.
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              Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. --Shak.
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              No frames could be strong enough to endure it.
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     3. A kind of open case or structure made for admitting,
        inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or
        contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which
        anything is held or stretched; as:
        (a) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and
            machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
        (b) (Founding) A molding box or flask, which being filled
            with sand serves as a mold for castings.
        (c) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other
            structure with a fabric covering.
        (d) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which
            cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery,
        (e) (Hort.) A glazed portable structure for protecting
            young plants from frost.
        (f) (Print.) A stand to support the type cases for use by
            the compositor.
        (f) a pair of glasses without the lenses; that part of a
            pair of glasses that excludes the lenses.
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     4. (Mach.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain
        machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking
        frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
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     5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution;
        system; as, a frameof government.
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              She that hath a heart of that fine frame
              To pay this debt of love but to a brother. --Shak.
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              Put your discourse into some frame.   --Shak.
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     6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor;
        temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame. Same as
        {frame+of+mind">{frame of mind
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     7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.]
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              John the bastard
              Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies. --Shak.
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     8. In games:
        (a) In pool, the triangular form used in setting up the
            balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of
            playing required to pocket them all; as, to play six
            frames in a game of 50 points.
        (b) In bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings
            forming a game.
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     Balloon frame, Cant frames, etc. See under Balloon,
        Cant, etc.
     Frame building or Frame house, a building of which the
        form and support is made of framed timbers. [U.S.] --
     Frame level, a mason's level.
     Frame saw, a thin saw stretched in a frame to give it
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