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frayed
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
showing wear with threads beginning to separate or hang loose
  • There were traces about it of gold embroidery, which, however, was greatly frayed and defaced, so that none, or very little, of the glitter was left.
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frayed = showing wear with threads beginning to separate or hang loose
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