• WordNet 3.6
    • n frothiness the property of giving off bubbles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frothiness State or quality of being frothy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frothiness The state or quality of being frothy.
    • n frothiness Wordiness; verbosity without sense or serious import.
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In literature:

A gaunt head suddenly shot through the aperture, and a pair of frothy jaws closed with a snap on the sleeve of Hamp's jacket.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
When hot add flour and stir until frothy and smooth.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
How delighted she was when she had a pail three-quarters full of beautiful frothy milk.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
He counts her loving, if you will; but alway foolish, frothy, witless.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
This is, at first, white or brownish, but soon becomes reddish and frothy, tinged with blood.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
Farther on, four smart-looking youngsters are indulging in some very frothy beverage at a street soda-water bar.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
The patient is unable to lie down; there are violent paroxysms of coughing, and an abundant frothy expectoration.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
When of a frothy appearance, it is sufficiently light.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
The rogue's suppressed laughter was now bubbling freely; a frothy and reckless sort of mirth, without much body of joy to it.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
When I was a Junior I trusted to the wisdom of the Seniors, instead of listening to every newcomer who talked frothy nonsense.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Of the deep, the grand and awful wave,
Where the frothy waters toil and rave
On in their course, as they engrave
Their history.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Oh! the weary green of the weedy waste,
The thickening scum of the frothy foam,
And the torpid heart by the reeds embraced
And shrouded and held in its cheerless home.
"Slack Tide" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
Drench'd by the chilling rain, his dreary hour
Creeps slowly onward to the dawn of day;
Till burning PHOEBUS darting thro' the show'r,
Warms with his golden beam the frothy spray:
"Sonnet -- The Mariner" by Mary Darby Robinson
The blind ship came forgotten home
To all but one of these
Of whom none dared to climb aboard her:
And by and by the breeze
Sprang to a storm and the "Alice Jean"
Foundered in frothy seas.
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
Birds of ill omen fold your sable pinions,
Cease your gyrations through our Queen's dominions;
Your pecking, screaming, croaking, don't alarm us—
Your frothy declamations do not charm us.
"North America and Her War Parsons" by Janet Hamilton
Daft, they call me. Daft Dick Chant be I,
Weeping when others be merry, laughing when others cry;
Running the frothy landwash when the night blows wild,
Or smoking a pipe by the red stove, contented and mild.
"The Mad Sailor" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

Frothy mountain laurel brightens June.
I've sipped Ayran, a frothy yogurt drink made with water and salt, in the tent of a Kurdish nomad in Turkey.
Virginia Opera presents Strauss' frothy "Die Fledermaus".
His partner "described him making grunting and growling sounds and having frothy secretions coming from his mouth.".
" Potiche " is a frothy French confection, a sort of île flottante of movies.
Is That A Crushed Bug In Your Frothy Starbucks Drink.
View full size The Oregonian Can you believe the frothy plumes on this purple-leaved smoke bush .
From ancient Babylon to Ma Perkins, soap has a rich and frothy past.
An era of frothiness is over.
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's The Marvelous Wonderettes is frothy, refreshing and a complete contrast to its most recent production, Chicago.
This light fondue is made with sabayon, a frothy custard that gets whisked in a bowl over the pot of simmering water used to cook the potatoes.
The purveyors of frothy hop-heavy delights, Heineken, is exploring different avenues for their signature materials and designs.
One cup of frothy coffee, please: UK store ditches confusing lingo .
If there is a saving grace to " Monte Carlo ," it's that the frothy film strikes a nice balance between the ridiculous and the, well, slightly less ridiculous.
"Pitch Perfect" is a frothy, funny, dizzy and derivative farce set in the competitive world of college a cappella groups.

In science:

The galaxy distribution, they wrote, “is frothy, characterized by large filamentary superclusters of up to 45 Mpc in extent, and corresponding large holes devoid of galaxies”. A ma jor output of the first CfA survey was Huchra & Geller235 ’s catalogue of groups of galaxies.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
For example the panels for the C1 run (spiral galaxy/solar metallicity, middle panels) show the frothy appearance of the neutral gas distribution typical for a star forming ISM.
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
The frothy gas disk structures evident in Figures 2 and 3 indicates the dynamic nature of the processes.
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
Gas parcels with densities on the order of 10−2 cm−3 are present throughout the frothy thick disk of ionized and neutral gas lofted by supernova explosions in the plane.
Recent FUSE Observations of Diffuse O VI Emission from the Interstellar Medium