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frayed
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Babbitt
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  • There was a moment of gorgeous abandon, a flash of melodrama such as he found in traffic-driving, when he laid out a clean collar, discovered that it was frayed in front, and tore it up with a magnificent yeeeeeing sound.  (not reviewed by editor)

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