Frill (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Frilled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Frilling.] [OF. friller, fr. L. frigidulus somewhat cold, dim. of frigidus cold; akin to F. frileux chilly.]


To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.


2. Photog.

To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.


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Frill, v. t.

To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back. in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.


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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 animals

. (d)

A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.


A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow flounce.


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