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

  frank \frank\ (fr[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. franked
     (fr[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. franking.]
     1. To send by public conveyance free of expense. --Dickens.
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     2. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package,
        or packet, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frank \Frank\, n. [See Frank, a.]
     The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free
     of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or
     signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to
     go free of postage. Called also the franking privilege.
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           I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must
           burn my letter and begin again.          --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frank \Frank\, n. [OF. franc.]
     A pigsty. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frank \Frank\, v. t.
     To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to
     fatten. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frank \Frank\, n. (Zool.)
     The common heron; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  frank \frank\ (fr[a^][ng]k), a. [Compar. franker
     (fr[a^][ng]k"[~e]r); superl. frankest.] [F. franc free,
     frank, L. Francus a Frank, fr. OHG. Franko the name of a
     Germanic people on the Rhine, who afterward founded the
     French monarchy; cf. AS. franca javelin, Icel. frakka. Cf.
     Franc, French, a., Franchise, n.]
     1. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free. [R.]
        "It is of frank gift." --Spenser.
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     2. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved;
        using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature,
        conversation, manner, etc.
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     3. Liberal; generous; profuse. [Obs.]
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              Frank of civilities that cost them nothing.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     4. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
        --Spenser.
  
     Syn: Ingenuous; candid; artless; plain; open; unreserved;
          undisguised; sincere. See Candid, Ingenuous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frank \Frank\, n. [Cf. F. franc. See Frank, a.]
     1. (Ethnol.) A member of one of the German tribes that in the
        fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established
        the kingdom of France.
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     2. A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a
        term used in the Levant.
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     3. A French coin. See Franc.
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