frosting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n frosting a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
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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
    • Frosting A composition of sugar and beaten egg, used to cover or ornament cake, pudding, etc.
    • Frosting A lusterless finish of metal or glass; the process of producing such a finish.
    • Frosting the lightened color on part of an object, as of hair, produced by treatment with bleach or other chemicals; as only part of the object is thus treated, the final color of the object is two-toned; also, the process of producing such a two-toned effect.
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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
    • n frosting A composition generally made of confectioners' sugar mixed with whites of eggs, used to cover cake, etc.: so called from its white, frosty appearance.
    • n frosting A dead or lusterless surface on metal, or a similar surface on any material, produced by etching or engraving, or by a punch or die. It is sometimes produced on parts of the surface for the purpose of throwing in greater relief the bright or polished parts.
    • n frosting A material used for decorative work, as signs, etc., made from coarsely powdered thin flakes of glass: commonly in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 69% eat the cake before the frosting.
    • Frosting the composition, resembling hoar-frost, used to cover cake, &c
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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:

Thirdly: The injurious effects of frost are kept off several days later in the Fall.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
The cakes soon become joined together as the frost increases.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Nothing better than a good sharp walk, now, early, really early before the frost's out of the grass.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I wonder if she made any frosting.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Furthermore, as soon as the frost came, all the athletic girls were anxious about the ice.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The deck was now pretty well cleared, but white with frost; while the river banks were covered with snow.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Whipped cream can be used instead of frosting.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
They were caught by a frost at the end of the season before they had fully matured.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
She'll feel awful bad if her flowers get frosted, especially them dahlias.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He felt the frost-fringed thrill.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Spring returns to its annual task; dissolves the frost, warms into life nature's dormant powers.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Do it as soon as the frost is out of the ground.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Foliage crimson to the touch of night-frosts.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Jim lives in the North where Jack Frost makes long visits, sometimes remaining from early autumn until late in the spring.
"Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks" by May Farinholt-Jones
The weeks flew by, and dull November fogs were succeeded by early December frosts.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
The sound of its iron shoes suggested frost, and so did the girl's breathing.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
This turned their master's anger against King Frost, and very angry and fierce he was.
"The Pearl Story Book" by Various
Balsams are injured by the slightest frost.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
The hoar frost without traced fairy patterns on the window-pane.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
In this northern State frost usually destroys the garden by September 15.
"Beautiful Gardens in America" by Louise Shelton
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In poetry:

It hangs forgotten quite,--
Forgotten in the purple vintage-day,
Left for the sharp and cruel frosts to slay,
The daggers of the night.
"November" by Susan Coolidge
O all you hearts about the world
In whom the truant gipsy blood,
Under the frost of this pale time,
Sleeps like the daring sap and flood
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
Full thirty frosts since thou wert young
Have chilled the withered grove,
Thou wretch! and hast thou lived so long,
Nor yet forgot to love?
"Upon A Venerable Rival" by William Cowper
There is a sense of frost here,
And gusts that sigh away.--
What was it that was lost here?
Long, long ago was lost here?--
Can anybody say?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
Run, little man, or old Jack Frost
Will catch you ere you know it,
I am sure you are half afraid of him,
Though your manner does not show it.
"Who's Afraid" by Ella Fraser Weller
Bring flowers, the latest colours of the earth,
Ere nun-like frost
Lay her hard hand upon this rainbow mirth,
With twinkling emerald crossed.
"Chillingham" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

In news:

Cocktails rock and martinis look marvelous in cool "Satin Frost" glassware ($32/set of four rocks glasses .
Get that super-shiny finish for your holiday cookies with this simple frosting technique.
Frost on trees in early morning.
Trees glistening in the morning frost.
It flowers from summer until frost.
Tomatoes gone wild in your garden See how grafted tomatoes will yield tons of fruit and continue strong into the fall until frost.
Now we've all moved onto Insta-Grahams, the cookies made by Baking for Good that feature favorite Instagram shots rendered in frosting.
Threat of frost looms as days grow shorter.
Frosted windows shield you from the Sandy Boulevard hubbub.
Having moved south and west down the Russian coast overnight, the Clipper Odyssey pulled into Itygran Island at eight in the morning under clear, bright skies, with frost on the ground and wild flowers in profusion.
Leeks are very tolerant of frost and thus thrive in the colder parts of the country as well as in more temperate climes.
The next frost might not roll around for a while.
Ina Garten's Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting Recipe.
Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Frosting.
The Paladin Prophecy,' by Mark Frost.
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In science:

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
Frost, R. A. 2006. “Realization of natural language interfaces using lazy functional programming” ACM Comput.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Britton et al. establish a branching process approximation for the spread of a Reed-Frost epidemic on such a graph.
The shortest distance in random multi-type intersection graphs
Kosakovsky P, Posada D, Stawiski E, Chappey C, Poon A, Hughes G, Fearnhill E, Gravenor M, Leigh B, Frost S: An evolutionary model-based algorithm for accurate phylogenetic breakpoint mapping and subtype prediction in HIV-1.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
The error is rectified in Saunders et al. (2009). 2 Exchange of letters between RE Peary & EB Frost, held at Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin, USA and reproduced in the newsletter of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), Yerkes Observatory (#5, January 1994).
Astronomy in Antarctica
Frost replied largely in the negative, and the subject was not pursued further.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Commissioning and lifetime operations must deal with extended logistics chains, continual wintertime darkness, extremely low temperatures and frost accumulation.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Cold air from close to the ice surface is drawn into the enclosure and warmed to the ambient temperature at telescope level, thereby lowering its humidity below the frost point.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Some debate exists about how to apply the Schwarzschild criterion (eg see Mowlavi (1999b)) and the details of the numerical implementation (Frost & Lattanzio, 1996).
AGB Stars: Summary and Warning
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
Frost, however, did not appear to be very enthusiastic about this idea.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Div.), 57 Peary, R. E. & Frost, E. B. 1912, private communication with J. W.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
The most frosted author helped cut and serve and so got a corner piece with lots of frosting.
Astrophysics in 2006
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