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frayed
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Nicholas Nickleby
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frayed
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • John looked rather disconcerted by this intelligence, though there was a lurking grin on his face at the same time; but, being quite unable to keep out of the fray, he compromised the matter by tucking his wife's arm under his own, and, thus accompanied, following Nicholas downstairs with all speed.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: frayed cloth
as in: frayed nerves
as in: into the fray
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