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frail   WordNet 2.0

- a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

 
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- the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs

- between 50 and 75 pounds

 
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- easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely"
"fragile porcelain plates"
"fragile old bones"
"a frail craft"

 
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- having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I''m only human"
"frail humanity"

 
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- physically weak
"an invalid''s frail body"

 
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Frail   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.

2. The quantity of raisins -- about thirty- two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail.

3. A rush for weaving baskets. Johnson.

 
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1. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.

"That I may know how frail I am." -- Ps. xxxix. 4.

"An old bent man, worn and frail." -- Lowell.

2. Tender. [Obs.]

"Deep indignation and compassion." -- Spenser.

3. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women.

"Man is frail, and prone to evil." -- Jer. Taylor.

 
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