MEANING: noun:
1. A decorative horizontal band, as on a building.
2. A coarse woolen fabric.

For 1: After Phrygia, an ancient country in Asia Minor, noted for embroidery. Earliest documented use: 1563.
For 2: From French frise, perhaps from Latin frisia (Frisian wool). Earliest documented use: 1418.

MR.IEZE - stories by Agatha Christie and Josephine Tey and Rex Stout and such

FRIETZE - Ms. Frietze Rietz, aunt of Nancy in the old comic strips

FLIEZE - tiny jumping insects that torment dogs and form circuses