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

  Friz \Friz\, n.; pl. Frizzes.
     That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig;
     a frizzle. [Written also frizz.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig
           became his face and head, might easily infer that a
           similar fullbottomed, well-curled friz of words would
           be no less becoming to his thoughts.     --Hare.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Friz \Friz\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Frizzing.] [Cf. F. friser to curl, crisp, frizzle, to raise
     the nap (on certain stuffs); prob.akin to OFries. frisle hair
     of the head. Cf. Frieze kind of cloth.] [Written also
     frizz.]
     1. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping
        pin; to crisp.
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              With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys.
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     2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as
        the nap of cloth.
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     3. (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness
        by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
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     Frizzing machine.
        (a) (Fabrics) A machine for frizzing the surface of cloth.
        (b) (Wood Working) A bench with a revolving cutter head
            slightly protruding above its surface, for dressing
            boards.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frizz \Frizz\, v. t. & n.
     See Friz, v. t. & n.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frizz \Frizz\, v. t. & i. [Partly imitative, but cf. Fry.]
     To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  frizz
      n 1: the condition of being formed into small tight curls; "her
           hair was in a frizz"
      v 1: curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crimp, crape,
           frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink]

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