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frayed
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Treasure Island
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frayed
Used in
Treasure Island
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  • At every jump too, Hands appeared still more to sink into himself and settle down upon the deck, his feet sliding ever the farther out, and the whole body canting towards the stern, so that his face became, little by little, hid from me; and at last I could see nothing beyond his ear and the frayed ringlet of one whisker.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: frayed cloth
as in: frayed nerves
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