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See also: Frösten
- (transitive, intransitive) To make or become frosted
- 1858, Albert Gallatin Mackey, The American Quarterly Review of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences:
- For myself, I can entertain no fears that it will be otherwise. Around me and before me are to be seen the wise, the good and the great of our Fraternity; the grave and reverend countenances of the age, whose half-century of skill and experience have polished the shafts and adorned the capitals of each upreared column in the long vista of the past; those of middle age, upon whom time has yet laid lightly its frostening fingers; and the youthful, the generous and the warm-hearted, fresh from the quarry, and the ashlar all imbued with one common purpose, to do good.
- 1866, Ned Buntline, The Beautiful Nun, page 114:
- Her appearance was extremely neat. Her dark brown hair laid neatly upon either side of a high fair brow — and Time had kindly refused to frosten one single thread of it.
- 1922, Shoemaker's Best Selections for Readings and Recitations:
- The sky was cloudless; the foliage of the wood scarce tinged with purple and gold; the buckwheat in yonder fields frostened into snowy ripeness.
- definite singular of frost