frosted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj frosted (of glass) having a roughened coating resembling frost "frosted glass"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frosted Flakes mascot "Tony the Tiger" has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials
    • Frosted Covered with hoarfrost or anything resembling hoarfrost; ornamented with frosting; also, frost-bitten; as, a frosted cake; frosted donuts.
    • Frosted Provided with a surface finish which is matte or with a very fine grain, reminiscent of the surface texture of frost; as, frosted glass. Opposed to polished or burnished. "Frosted work is introduced as a foil or contrast to burnished work."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs like the wood frog and some turtles can stop their heart and frost their tissues during winter and defrost after that
    • frosted Covered with frost or with something resembling it: as, frosted cake. See frosting.
    • frosted Having the surface roughened or unpolished; in decorated metalwork, ornamented by means of a roughened surface, whether engraved or produced by acid or by the application of a punch or die: said especially of any material which is white or nearly so when so treated: as, frosted glass, frosted silver, etc.
    • frosted In entomology, covered with glistening or white specks, scales, or hairs, giving an appearance like hoar frost: as, the wings of a moth frosted at the tip.
    • frosted In ornithology, having the plumage hoary or silvery, as if covered with frost: as, the frosted poorwill (a variety of Phalænoptilus nuttalli found in southwestern parts of the United States).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 69% eat the cake before the frosting.
    • Frosted covered by frost or any fine powder: injured by frost
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Quotations

  • Theodore Parker
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    “Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.”
  • Gloria Steinem
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    “America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.”

Idioms

Jack Frost - If everything has frozen in winter, then Jack Frost has visited.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. frost, forstfréosan; cf. Ger. frost.

Usage

In literature:

My dear Mrs. Owen, such a beautiful frosting, and to have it ruined like that!
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
On one side were buds and flowers of frosted silver.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
With a diligence far more systematic than the others, he had washed the gold from Frost Creek and off Mormon Bar.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
They are no invalids till frost comes.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He was dumb and miserable all the day they drove in the park and later dined at Delmonico's with Colonel Frost.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
The winter has broken, the frost is coming out of the ground and the mud is not adding to our joy in life.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Hoar-frost lay on the ground.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
What plants suffered from earliest frosts; what from subsequent frosts; what ones proved to be most hardy, etc.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Farewell frost, fair weather neist.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The hoar frost still lay thickly on the hedges and the grass by the roadside.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
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In poetry:

Her life was touched with early frost,
About the April of her day,
Her hold on earth was lightly lost,
And like a leaf she went away.
"Afterwards" by Duncan Campbell Scott
The winds will soon begin to howl,
And winter, in its yearly growl,
Across the medders begin to prowl,
And Jack Frost gettin' deeper.
"Ezra on the Strike" by Ezra Pound
"How long?"—"Nay, that I cannot tell."
"In wind, and rain, and frost?"
"It may be so; and it is well
That you should count the cost.
"Tell Me" by George MacDonald
"Here's nae change-hoose, John Munro!"
"I'll ken that to my cost
Gien ye gar me tak the hill the nicht,
Wi' snaw o' the back o' frost!
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
That All-Saints' eve was dim;
The frost lay white
Under strange stars and a slim
Moon in the graveyard grim,
An Autumn ghost of light.
"The Eve Of All-Saints" by Madison Julius Cawein
Life’s frost thou are too frail to bear,
And in its storm would perish;
A floweret Love alone should wear;
And on his bosom cherish.
"Anemone" by S C Edgarton

In news:

Today's report by Gary Frost and colleagues suggests that they are.
AZTV7/Cable 13, Me-TV 7.2, RTV 7.3, Phoenix-Prescott, AZUtilities' Investments in Infrastructure to Power High-Voltage Transformers Market in Brazil, Finds Frost & Sullivan.
Since 2007, he's served as dean of the Frost School of Music, what he calls "the broadest music school in the country".
The Hoar Frost is amazing.
I spent quite a bit of time this morning cutting back my hostas before the inevitable hard frost turns the leaves into slimy brown messes.
EAST IDAHO – Jack Frost is.
EAST IDAHO – Jack Frost is expected to make his mark on eastern.
Ben Frost Through The Roof of Your Mouth By The Throat.
I know, I know they come callin' every year when the leaves begin to turn and there's frost on the pumpkin.
Tuesday evening's elect-a-mayor-and-vice-mayor turned into a unanimous sweetness-and-light event that was exceeded only by the white-frosting cake in the lobby reception afterward.
I'm not so sure a 2008 copyright date disqualifies ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS by Neil Gaiman.
"Frost/Nixon" recounts the story behind what was called the most-watched news interview show in broadcast history.
Frost, then best known in the United States for a talk show that had been canceled, had locked up the rights to interview Nixon by promising him $600,000 plus a share of any profits from the shows.
'Frost/Nixon' thesp experienced mild stroke.
Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes and Strawberry Meringue Frosting.
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In science:

Schroeder T, John B, Frost R (2002) Geologic implications of seawater circulation through peridotite exposed at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Frost, „Measurements of radiotracer concentration in brain gray matter using positron emission tomography: MRI-based correction for partial volume effects“, J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab., vol. 12, pp. 571-583, 1992.
Markov Random Field Segmentation of Brain MR Images
Frost (2006) provides a survey of the NLI techniques and recent developments in the field of NLI.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Degenerate TPs were described by Frost et al. (1998), and extensive computations have explored the evolution of the most massive AGB stars in the initial mass range of 9 to 11 M⊙ (Ritossa et al., 1999, and references therein).
Current models for the evolution of AGB stars
Frost (Peary & Frost 1912), suggesting that continuous observations during the course of a year could yield valuable results.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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