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Frush \Frush\, v. t. [F. froisser to bruise. Cf. Froise.] To batter; to break in pieces. [Obs.]

I like thine armor well; I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all.


Frush \Frush\, a. Easily broken; brittle; crisp.


Frush \Frush\, n. Noise; clatter; crash. [R.]


Frush \Frush\, n. [Cf. OE. frosch, frosk, a frog (the animal), G. frosch frog (the animal), also carney or lampass of horses. See Frog, n., 2.]

  1. (Far.) The frog of a horse's foot.

  2. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.


Etymology 1

  1. Easily broken; brittle; crisp. n. (context obsolete English) noise; clatter; crash v

  2. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To break up, smash. 2 (context obsolete intransitive English) To charge, rush violently. 3 (context historical transitive English) To straighten up (the feathers on an arrow). Etymology 2

    n. 1 The frog of a horse's foot. 2 A discharge of a foetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; thrush.

Usage examples of "frush".

Wise folk of the old days strove to strike a bargain with a Frush, if it appeared near any cot, lest gardens be stripped of growth, cows dried of milk, or horses and ponies ridden to exhaustion during the night.

So loud was the roar of rage that the very stone appeared to tremble, as into the ground supporting it, the Frush melted and was gone.

The Wild Magic and the Frush Zolan had placed under bond posed ever-present perils.

But Zolan had established a bond-tie with the Frush only the night before, so his control should be fresh and strong—how had it been so far broken?

Raising his hand, much as he had done to silence the Chosen earlier, he struck out at the Frush, though in gesture only, his fingers never touching the rock.

The Frush fought to free its head, so forcibly that the pillar rocked.

If a stone head could flinch without a body of flesh to support it, that of the Frush did so now.

The Frush ground the back of its head against the stone as it strove to see.

Far away in Paris, Mascart had knocked Danny Frush cuckoo in the second round.

More than a hundred tales of Frushes existed in those ancient chronicles, most dealing with how they harassed, and bested, mankind.

Yet—if Frushes lived and could be put under the command of mortals, then surely all the fears of childhood were real and able to confront one.