1) The noun describes a type of coarse woollen cloth with the nap raised on one side.
1536 my cote of blacke fryse, Lupset
1578 Item for v yeardes of fresse and a halfe for a gowne iijs iijd, Stockeld
1615 Frenche boy freeze for a jerking for him cost vjs viijd, Brandsby
1622 John Bonwicke to have Ł6 in money … and a frise coat, Elmswell
1758 all dyed frises, Wakefield. In some cases it is difficult to know whether ‘frise’ is a form of ‘frised’, for the past participle of the verb occurs frequently: 1485 1 par lodicum de fresed russet xxd, Clotherholme
1526 to Henry Clerke my whit fresid jackett, Seacroft
1755-6 James Hinchliffe took 7 frised peeces in parcels for Mr Daniel Maude to Wakefield. In the published Memorandum Books of John Brearley 1758-62, all the forms of the word are frequent, and there are details of the methods employed by Cloth Frizzers and of their specialist equipment, e.g. they frize a deal of goods ... James Carter a friser att Halifax ... This machine is to turn a friseing mill ... how to fit top bushes in a friseing board. As early as 1429 John Forester of York had the occupatiuon of freser.