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frostwork

[ frawst-wurk, frost- ]

noun

  1. the delicate tracery formed by frost, especially on glass.
  2. similar ornamentation, as on metal.


frostwork

/ ˈfrɒstˌwɜːk /

noun

  1. the patterns made by frost on glass, metal, etc
  2. similar artificial ornamentation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of frostwork1

First recorded in 1640–50; frost + work

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Example Sentences

When they are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest thing we know.

The frostwork had so covered the window-panes that it was hardly possible to get a glimpse at the scenery outside.

A red rash, with the pattern of frostwork on a Minnesota windowpane in January, was across his lean, handsome face.

Obstacles, insuperable to the intellect of any adviser, shall melt away like frostwork before a ray from the celestial sun.

The little frostwork which Titmouse had thrown around his heart, began to melt like snow under sunbeams.

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