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the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs

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a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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physically weak

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wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

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easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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The oldest, frailest and most vulnerable old people are particularly at risk in the winter.
Margaret looked the frailest member of the Royal Family when she appeared in public at the Queen Mother's 101st birthday celebrations in August 2001.
To ensure the financial viability of these programs, costly interventions need to be directed to the frailest individuals.
The subsequent expansion of (replacement) demand during the 1920s was less than expected by these new entrants an d helped to undermine several of the frailest firms (French 1991, chap.
In an effort to improve health, reduce isolation, and prevent unnecessary institutionalization, Meals on Wheels provides the frailest of our community's citizens with a voice to achieve healthful independence.
Little did I know the complexity of the profession and what you do on a daily basis--wrestling with national, state, and local regulatory issues; staffing problems; funding issues; the headaches of running a business; continuing education requirements; burnout; dealing with the public; and most importantly, caring for the frailest people with a multitude of problems and disease states.
Medicare and Medicaid "dual eligibles" are among the frailest and costliest medical populations in the United States.
After a brief argument with a state EMS staffer who wanted to commandeer the vans, Southern Ocean Center started moving the frailest residents.
Human language, the mean instrument that the writer is "doomed" to use, is, he told a young English instructor in 1950, "about the damndest clumsiest frailest awkwardest tool he could have been given" (qtd.
The oldest and frailest miners and widows have been prioritised.
To reduce costs agencies are refusing to provide care for the sickest and frailest beneficiaries who require the highest intensity of service--that is, more services or longer duration of service--while targeting care to relatively healthy beneficiaries (Smith, 1999).
You'd wait until their bodyguards jumped out of the dark government sedans, then look for the shortest, frailest guy.
At an international conference in Athens in mid-February - the sponsors of which would say only that it was funded by Greek and Arab business interests - Iraqi and outside observers say that Hussein's grasp on power remains strong and the sanctions are doing what sanctions do best: hitting the frailest segment of the population.
And a Negro soldier (strong as a Wagogo warrior and brave as KaMpande, King of the Zulus) aims his rifle at a redcoat while a major points the frailest pink finger ever in danger of being shot off in a revolutionary war.
With all these threats, are the frailest of our population safe?