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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
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twist

/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
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28) Jesus' poverty is the frailness of his utter humanity, the fragility of a public human history, terminating in the catastrophic exhaustion of crucifixion.
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Many carers wouldn't define themselves as such but a carer is anyone who provides help and support for someone who could not otherwise manage due to illness, disability or frailness.
She is dressed in neatly cared for clothes but one cannot help focusing on her emaciation, her frailness, and lack of affect.
Many of us tend to equate small size with frailness, but these small birds are anything but frail.
This bestows her with an infant-like frailness, which may evoke strong innate impulses in the spectator to protect and nurture.
He's larger than life in every sense of the word, but strives to hide his frailness and advancing years from his drinking companions and his royal friend Prince Hal.
His apparent frailness was enough to make mums weep.
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