frostbite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n frostbite destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.
    • v. t Frostbite To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost. "My wife up and with Mrs. Pen to walk in the fields to frostbite themselves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, was home to Rocky and Bullwinkle.
    • n frostbite A condition or the effect of being partly or slightly frozen, as a part of the body.
    • frostbite To affect with or as with frost-bite; nip or wither, as with frost.
    • frostbite To expose to the effect of frost or of a frosty atmosphere.
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Usage

In literature:

It was mid-August, and they were suffering from frostbite.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
After my bath, he again came up to rub my legs, which were much swollen from frostbite, and to dress my foot with salve.
"The Lure of the Labrador Wild" by Dillon Wallace
Frostbites were common, but, perhaps for that reason, were not regarded seriously.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
A quick road to Blighty, which Tommy used very often until frostbite became a court-martial offence.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
Those frostbites are eating in.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
I had risings on my feet and my feet frostbite till they was solid sores.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
She furnished Ida with a fur coat and gloves that secured her from frostbite.
"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp" by Alice B. Emerson
The old frostbite man coughs; he coughs again insistently.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
I got three toes frostbit oncet durin' a cold spell, wearin' them kind of shoes.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Many died of cold and hunger, many fell grievously sick, and others suffered from snow-blindness and frostbite.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
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In news:

Frostbite is a winter hazard most people associate with mountain climbing or Arctic excursions, but it can happen in Kansas, as well, said State of Kansas Climatologist Mary Knapp.
You Suspect That You've Got Frostbite .
If you feel some tingling or your skin feels hard and then soft underneath -- kind of like a marshmallow with a crust -- you may have frostbite .
The Beresford Booster Club will be hosting its Ninth Annual " Frostbite Four" Road Race on Saturday, Feb 2 at 11 am This Mid-Winter Classic and South Dakota's Premiere Winter Road Race will feature a four-mile run and a two-mile run/walk.
A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite .
The inhaling (or "huffing") of solvents can cause hearing loss, limb spasms, cardiac arrest, damage to the central nervous system and even frostbite to the nose.
Doctors say Lane is lucky to have escaped with just frostbite after spending nearly a week stuck in the Sierra, surviving on tomatoes and snow.
0During Pet Talk on 7&4 News Today, Dr Jen Klabunde talked about preventing frostbite in your pets.
Anyone who isn't properly dressed could get frostbite and hypothermia quickly.
One member of his team died and another lost his fingers and toes to frostbite as Jeffrey - 9:26 pm.
It took two weeks of shivering in arctic conditions but the patience and potential frostbite paid off for a wildlife photographer when a polar bear popped up in front of his camera lens for the shot of a lifetime.
An online video, urging Africans to save Norwegians from frostbite, has gone viral.
KELLOGG, Idaho-- A North Idaho man missing for a week, was treated for frostbite Sunday, after having been found alive.
A 61-year-old Army veteran is suing the US government for $10 million, claiming negligent care resulted in severe frostbite on his penis , leading to its partial amputation.
Understand this is just a perception on my part: I don't have my ear to the ground, otherwise I'd wind up with frostbite on one side of my head.
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