Frazzle

Fraz"zle

, n. 1. The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

My fingers are all scratched to frazzles.
Kipling.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a state of extreme exhaustion; -- often used in the phrase worn to a frazzle. [wns=1]
[WordNet 1.5]

Gordon had sent word to Lee that he "had fought his corps to a frazzle."
Nicolay & Hay (Life of Lincoln).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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