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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.
References in classic literature ?
At least I know that I had now less work to keep my frail ship trim, though this also may have come by use and practice.
It seemed that the Wagambi warriors had ventured too far out in their frail craft, and when caught by a heavy tide and a high wind from offshore they had been driven out of sight of land.
The spritsail filled with the wind, suddenly, careening the frail open craft till it seemed it would surely capsize.
It is as I told you in my other letter: both my poor sister and her husband, when they found they could not recover, expressed the wish that you should have their little Catherine - as knowing that you would presently be retired from the army - rather than that she should remain with me, who am broken in health, or go to your mother in California, whose health is also frail.
He is compounded of meat and wine and sparkle, of sun-mote and world- dust, a frail mechanism made to run for a span, to be tinkered at by doctors of divinity and doctors of physic, and to be flung into the scrap-heap at the end.
How then may we keep our frail blossoms from his cruel spirits?
What were we to do with the frail little creature we had lured back to life by false pretences?
Aunt Jane came down the stone steps, a changed woman, frail and broken and white.