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  • n  the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
  • n  a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
  • a  physically weak
    an invalid's frail body
  • s  wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
    frail humanity
  • s  easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    a frail craft

  • At times, the frail author slept 16 hours a day, waking for a few hours to write, then dozing again.
  • Being frail or elderly is not an excuse to be a couch potato.
  • If the frail Papandreou dies or is forced to retire before perhaps handing over the reins of government to his sun-worshipping wife, many speculate that she will try to grab power .
News & Articles

  • Lipari Foods Recalls Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk
    Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms ...
    June 14, 2013 - U. S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Argentine ex-President Menem could face 7 years in prison for arms smuggling
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former Argentine President Carlos Menem received a seven-year prison sentence for arms smuggling to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s, but he will not be jailed unless his fellow senators strip him of immunity, a court said on Thursday. Menem, now a frail 82-year-old senator, was found guilty in March of being "co-author of the offense of aggravated contraband" in an ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Story
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hope was shifting to resignation about Nelson Mandela's frail health Monday as the anti-apartheid hero remained in hospital with a lung infection for a third day.
    June 10, 2013 - MSN

  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    It is clear that the financial system, although improved from where it was in September, is still frail,Obama said, a few hours after seeking Bush's help in requesting the money.
  • Malcolm Wicks in Peterborough Evening Telegraph
    Speaking at the time, Mr Wicks said: "We've got an ageing population with many people frail and many suffering from dementia, including Alzheimer's. How can we get the balance right so that these people have the freedom to live their lives, to go...
  • Phil Jackson in USA Today
    We are all frail as humans. Sometimes not as much as others,Lakers head coach Phil Jackson said about Bryant's failure to pull the club to the finish line down the stretch.

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