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fret

1
the result of fretting; corrosion

fret

2
any of several small metal bars set across the fingerboard of a musical instrument of the lute, guitar, or viol family at various points along its length so as to produce the desired notes when the strings are stopped by the fingers
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fret

An ornament usually in bands, but also covering broad surfaces, consisting of interlocking geometric motifs.
See also: Ornament
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fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.
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Easy to read as a response to critics who have dissed Solondz's work as mean-spirited and/or cynical, Storytelling takes on those who fret about the artist's worthy intentions, and contends that all stories exploit their subjects--intentionally or not.
Bermudo's discussion of various temperaments, in particular the rearrangement of frets on the fingerboard, has led some modern researchers to argue that this was a common performing practice in the 16th century.(5) It will be suggested below that Bermudo's examples in this case cannot be understood as a factual account of musical reality, and that the idea of adjusting frets and temperaments is inconsistent with the commonly held idea of the perfection of the vihuela.
Jeremy Williams, of Struts & Frets, says: "Our season has been designed to expand the variety of productions on offer and to present alternatives to Shakespeare."
She frets that increased hunting threatens the species.
"Whenever you have an organism that's concentrated in one place, it's vulnerable," Boates frets.
Klevay, at the Agriculture Department's nutrition research center in Grand Forks, N.D., frets that copper -- an essential mineral -- still lacks an RDA.
A haar is a coastal fog, more commonly referred to in Northumberland as a sea fret. To be fair, it's much more common on the east coast than the rest of the UK, especially up North and in Scotland because of the cold North Sea, so we shouldn't feel singled out by this.