Frick and Frack

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Frick and Frack

Two very close friends. "Frick and Frack" were two characters in the Ice Follies starting in the 1930s. Katie and Molly have always been like Frick and Frack, so I'm not surprised they're going to the same college now too.
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Frick and Frack

Two inseparable and indistinguishable companions. Frick and Frack was a Swiss comedy ice skating duo who appeared in the original Ice Follies, starring in the late 1930s show as comedy ice skaters. Dressed in identical alpine lederhosen, they astonished audiences with extraordinary feats of athleticism. Thereafter, any two guys who palled around together, especially if they were of the same build, were called “Frick and Frack.” And since enough such pairs were considered cutups, “Frick and Frack” also came to mean two jokesters, the way a trio of town clowns was the Three Stooges.
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[M.sub.j] = [([E.sup.*], [[bar.E].sup.*], [k.sup.*], [[bar.k].sup.*], fric, pb_ten, pb_coh).sup.T.sub.j] [right arrow] [K.sub.N-j] = ([[sigma].sup.*.sub.c-j], [[epsilon].sup.*.sub.c-j], [E.sub.j], [[sigma].sub.n-j]).
Ahead of this race FIA race director Charlie Whiting caused a stir amongst the teams by sending a letter threatening to outlaw the front and rear interconnected (FRIC) device.
The question now is, if teams strip out the FRIC systems for fear of possible exclusion, who could suffer most and whether the pecking order might undergo a subtle shift.
see Anheier and Salomon, 1997; Butora, 2011, Fric, Goulli, 2001, Haken, 2005, Hansmann, 1996; Hyanek, 2011; Kuvikova, 2004; Marcek, 2004; Ondrusek, 1998; Pestoff, 2006; Petijova, Wolekova, 2006; Rektofiik, 2001, Rose-Ackerman, 1996; Toepler, 2003, Weisbrod, 1988 and others) in a number of publications prefer a broader description of the characteristics of non-profit organizations.
-Boston Fed President Fric Rosengren in a speech discussing hank capital regulations.
Seuls les gens importants peuvent voyager apres la mort, ou ceux qui sont bourres de fric. MAGDALENA soupirant Grand peche !
L'important entretien telephonique, jeudi, entre SM le Roi Mohammed VI et le President Barack Obama, a l'initiative de ce dernier, vient demontrer encore une fois que le partenariat strategique seculaire entre le Maroc et les Etats Unis est une affaire serieuse, structuree, durable et equilibree, qui ne peut faire l'objet ni de hold-up, si habile soit-il, ni d'un fric frac aussi pervers puisse-t-il etre.
[beaucoup moins que] L'essentiel c'est le fric [beaucoup plus grand que], confie-t-il.
SOFMFD index was significantly correlated with the six methods, FAD, MFAD, FDc, FDp, FRic, and FDiv indices (Figure 3).
[1.] Boguszakova L, Hirsch I, Brichacek B, Faltyn J, Fric P, Dvorakova H, Vonka V.
(15.) Fric M, Pfulhmann B, Laux G, Riederer P, Distler G, Artmann S, Wohlschlager M, Liebmann M, Deckert J.
Pelecyphora strobiliformis (Werderm.) Fric & Schelle ex Kreuz.
En 1955 el Comite Lavoisier, confio al quimico Rene Fric el trabajo de publicar integramente la correspondencia, franqueandosele el acceso al legado Chazelles y permitiendo que se llevara a su domicilio, en Clermont Ferrand, cartas pertenecientes a la Academia.