Frieze

Definition of Frieze

n.1.(Arch.) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
Cornice or frieze with bossy sculptures graven.
- Milton.
1.A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
v. t.1.To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.
Friezing machine
a machine for friezing cloth; a friezing machine.

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abacus, acanthus, annulet, apophyge, architrave, astragal, beading, beak, bell, billet, boss, capstone, cartouche, cavetto, cima, cinquefoil, conge, console, coping, corbel, cornice, crown, cusp, cyma, dentil, drip, drop, fascia, fillet, finial, foil, fret, frontispiece, head, header, headpiece, keystone, lintel, listel, molding, ovolo, patera, pendant, quatrefoil, reed, sconce, splay, taenia, terminal, torus, treenail, trefoil, tympanum, volute
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