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Definition of frail:

  1. A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
  2. A rush for weaving baskets.
  3. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
  4. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; - often applied to fallen women.
  5. Tender.
  6. The quantity of raisins - about thirty- two, fifty- six, or seventy- five pounds, - contained in a frail.


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