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The Scarlet Letter
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frayed
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • But the object that most drew my attention to the mysterious package was a certain affair of fine red cloth, much worn and faded, There were traces about it of gold embroidery, which, however, was greatly frayed and defaced, so that none, or very little, of the glitter was left.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: frayed nerves
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