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frayed
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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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  • Every year, this aged old hat, patched, frayed, and dirty, sorted new students into the four Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin).
  • Patched, frayed, and dirty, the hat lay motionless at Harry’s feet.

  • There are no more uses of "frayed" in the book.


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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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