- Rush basket used for carrying and packing raisins in particular; also the weight of raisins carried, approx. 70 lb. The Latin form is fraellum.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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frail — (fr[=a]l), n. [OE. fraiel, fraile, OF. fraiel, freel, frael, fr. LL. fraellum.] A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins. [1913 Webster] 2. The quantity of raisins about thirty two, fifty six, or seventy five pounds,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Frail — Rush basket used for carrying and packing raisins in particular; also the weight of raisins carried, approx. 70 lb. The Latin form is fraellum … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
frail — frail1 [frāl] adj. [ME frele < OFr < L fragilis, FRAGILE] 1. easily broken, shattered, damaged, or destroyed; fragile; delicate 2. slender and delicate; not robust; weak 3. easily tempted to do wrong; morally weak SYN. WEAK frailly adv.… … English World dictionary