Frostless to Fruit
(Frost"less), a. Free from frost; as, a frostless winter.
(Frost"weed`) n. (Bot.) An American species of rockrose sometimes used in medicine as
an astringent or aromatic tonic.
It has large yellow flowers which are often sterile, and later it has abundant but inconspicuous flowers
which bear seed. It is so called because, late in autumn, crystals of ice shoot from the cracked bark at
the root; called also frostwort.
(Frost`work") n. The figurework, often fantastic and delicate, which moisture sometimes forms
in freezing, as upon a window pane or a flagstone.
(Frost`wort") n. (Bot.) Same as Frostweed.
(Frost"y) a. [Cf. AS. fyrstig.]
1. Attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing; as, a frosty night.
2. Covered with frost; as, the grass is frosty.
3. Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage. Johnson.
4. Appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired; as, a frosty head. Shak.
(Frote) v. t. [F. frotter.] To rub or wear by rubbing; to chafe. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Fro"ter*er) n. One who frotes; one who rubs or chafes. [Obs.] Marston.
(Froth) n. [OE. frothe, Icel. froða; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. afreoðan to froth.]
1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of
saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement.
2. Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought. Johnson.
It was a long speech, but all froth.L'Estrange.
3. Light, unsubstantial matter. Tusser.
Froth insect (Zoöl.), the cuckoo spit or frog hopper; called also froth spit, froth worm, and froth fly.
Froth spit. See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
(Froth), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frothed ; p. pr. & vb. n.. Frothing.]
1. To cause to foam.
2. To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.
He . . . froths treason at his mouth.Dryden.
Is your spleen frothed out, or have ye more?Tennyson.
3. To cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain.
(Froth), v. i. To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths.
(Froth"i*ly) adv. In a frothy manner.