Well, what the deuce is he worth to you after that, either as a framer of fact or flinger of fiction?
I felt sure that a plot had been formed against me, and that he was its framer and instigator.
It had the distinction of being, in the words of Jack Murray, framer, "the biggest thing in buildin's ever seen in them parts."
And there was more satisfaction in this conclusion than even its framer was aware of.
For five long years I was a slave to the framer of the “hanging” clause of the agreement.
For five long years I was a slave to the framer of the 'hanging' clause of the agreement.
Woman with man must be the framer of the law, and the guide and director of all the relations of the sexes.
She somehow felt that Martha's question concealed more interest than its framer wished to betray.
From all the rest she hears only flatteries more or less ingenious, according to the ability of the framer.
If the number of links were truly infinite, so much the more infinite the skill of its framer.
Old English framian "to profit, be helpful, avail, benefit," from fram "active, vigorous, bold," originally "going forward," from fram "forward; from" (see from).
Influenced by related Old English fremman "help forward, promote, further, do, perform, accomplish," and by Old Norse fremja "to further, execute." Sense focused in Middle English from "make ready" (mid-13c.) to "prepare timber for building" (late 14c.). Meaning "compose, devise" is first attested 1540s.
The criminal slang sense of "blame an innocent person" (1920s) is probably from earlier sense of "plot in secret" (1900), perhaps ultimately from meaning "fabricate a story with evil intent," first attested 1510s. Related: Framed; framing.
c.1200, "profit, benefit;" mid-13c. "composition, plan," from frame (v.) and from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse frami "advancement"). In late 14c. it also meant "the rack."
Meaning "building" is from early 15c.; that of "border or case for a picture or pane of glass" is from c.1600. The meaning "established order, plan" and that of "human body" are both first recorded 1590s. Of bicycles, from 1871; of motor cars, from 1900. Frame of mind is from 1711. Frame of reference is 1897, from mechanics and graphing; the figurative sense is attested from 1924.
(of buildings), "made of wood," 1790, American English, from frame (n.).
Something composed of parts fitted and joined together.
: I was framed