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frost smoke

noun, Meteorology.
an ice fog caused by extremely cold air flowing over a body of comparatively warm water, especially in polar regions.
Also called barber.
Origin of frost smoke
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Inquire the season of the year; and he knows by the slant sunlight coming up through the frost smoke of the southern horizon.

  • Then the frost smoke rose like mist, and the white glare shone as a sea.

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    Agnes C. Laut

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