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twist

and frail
n. a girl; a woman. (Underworld. Possibly rhyming slang twist and twirl = girl and frail frame = dame. Detective novels and movies.) This good-looking twist comes over to the table and asks Lefty if he’d like to dance. I’ll shoot the frail if you don’t hand it over!

frail

verb
See twist

twist

/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
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The figures of the royals appear "the frailest and the most distant form of all reality" because the mirror reveals and doubles, well beyond the play of perspectives, their inherent need for a concretisation, a bringing forth into reality that only the painter can perform, by placing their effigies onto the invisible canvas.
We found that the LSOA sample is typical of most longitudinal studies of older adults, because sample attrition was most likely among those who were oldest and frailest, which resulted in a "healthier" survivor sample by the final data collection in 1990.
the expensive useless mechanical toy rated in power and strength by the dozens of horses, yet held helpless and impotent in the almost infantile clutch of a few inches of the temporary confederation of two mild and pacific elements--earth and water--which the frailest integers and units of motion as produced by the ancient unmechanical methods, had coped with for billions of generations without really having noticed it .
They are the ones who are caring for the sickest and the frailest among us.
BSW graduates often find jobs in public social services and residential facilities and provide services to the frailest elderly (Kropf, Schneider, & Stahlman, 1993; Brubaker, 1983).
So calcium and vitamin D might show the most robust effect in the frailest patients," he suggested.
Those who take protectors other than God can be compared to spiders building themselves houses--the spider's is the frailest of all houses--if only they could understand.
It is in delivering passes, not punches, swinging crosses, not fists, that one of the Premiership's frailest footballers is best equipped to hurt his adversaries.
Only the frailest children like Tasu Maman, left, get in-patient treatment.
We think that the baseline differences between chronic benzodiazepine users and the others suggest a strong prescribing bias, where practitioners seem to avoid prescribing benzodiazepines to the frailest elderly," Dr.
The Red Cross set up water tanks and medical stations along the route and ferried the sickest and frailest in ambulances.
Even at his frailest, and with increasing senile dementia, he would try to rise when we came home and would always ask, "What can I get for you?
Thus, Calder: The huts of this people were the frailest and most temporary structures conceivable.
Another $1 billion in Medicare cuts recently enacted by Congress will "certainly have a direct impact on the ability of America's nursing homes to provide quality care for our frailest seniors.