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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • Winky was twisting the hem of her tea towel so violently that it was fraying beneath her fingers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It worked fairly well; at least he was now lace-free, although he hadn't done a very neat job, and the edges still looked depressingly frayed as the boys set off downstairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She didn't look too enthusiastic about having Ron as a partner, though; her dark eyes lingered on the frayed neck and sleeves of his dress robes as she looked him up and down.  (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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