frill frill  /f ˈrɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  2. (n) an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
  3. (n) a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  4. (n) ornamental objects of no great value

Usage(s):

  1. On your computer, you'd run the PhatNoise Music Manager, a competent but frill-less jukebox.
  2. Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs covers shield bearers, frill heads, meat eaters and more with dozens of spectacular pop-ups tucked inside 12 pages.
  3. Just don't overdose: a little frill goes a long way.

News

  1. English School Bans Students From Wearing Frilly Socks

    An English headmistress has banned frilly socks at her school after one of her students tripped and fell. Jan Buckland has vowed that if children show up at school wearing frilly socks, they will be forced to change into the plain socks that she purchased from a local store . Wearing frilly socks became a trend at Kingsholm Primary School after pupil Lily-Jo, 6, started wearing socks that were ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Add Some Teriyaki Flavor to Next Cookout With Easy Appetizers

    Tofu Appetizers By: Cheryl Mochau Makes 36 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pound block firm, regular tofu 18 sugar snap peas 36 - 1" pieces red bell pepper 36 frill picks, or toothpicks Lightly coat a skillet with non-stick coating. Place the first 6 ingredients in the skillet ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 7 WTVW Evansville

Quotes

  1. "We have to compete with business-class-only airlines, traditional ones and no-frill ones," Boyle said. "Each year, surveys of frequent flyers around the world praise BA and criticize Heathrow for its delays, poor baggage handling and crowded...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Robert Boyle Source: Forbes

  2. "What he found was this big honking bone in front of the frill," said Lucas. "We really had this breakthrough."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Spencer G. Lucas Source: Discovery News

  3. "We can continue struggling every year, scraping by with duct tape and baling wire, and pulling together no-frill, investment-free budgets," Corzine said. "Or we can change course."
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Jon S Corzine Source: Newark Star Ledger

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