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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.

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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
as in: frayed nerves Define
emotionally strained (worn thin)
as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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