Fraz"zle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frazzled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Frazzling (?).] [Cf. G. faseln, and E. fray.]

To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter; -- used literally and figuratively. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

Her hair was of a reddish gray color, and its frazzled and tangled condition suggested that the woman had recently passed through a period of extreme excitement.
J. C. Harris.

 

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Fraz"zle, n.

The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

My fingers are all scratched to frazzles.
Kipling.

Gordon had sent word to Lee that he "had fought his corps to a frazzle."
Nicolay & Hay (Life of Lincoln).

 

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