Why Do We Call It The “Silver Screen”?Since its introduction in the early 20th century, the film industry’s contributions to the English language have been manifold.
Origin of silver thaw
First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for silver thaw
a freezing rainstorm
another name for glitter (def. 7)
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