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"making of knotted lace," 1832, of uncertain origin. In French, frivolité.
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To decorate; prettify; bedizen; gussy up: go the glam route or tart it up or punk it down/ American directors feel obliged to tart up Shakespeare (1938+)
process by which a fabric akin to lace is made of thread with a small hand shuttle and the fingers. It was once a widely practiced craft, known in Italy as occhi and in France as la frivolite. The resulting product appears to be quite fragile but is indeed both strong and durable