frothing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj frothing producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease "the rabid animal's frothing mouth"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Aztecs of Mexico roasted and ground up the cacao bean, mixed it with water, added peppers and other spices, stirred it up to a froth and drank the pungent mixture they called "chocolatl."
    • n Frothing Exaggerated declamation; rant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frothing The act of rising in froth; the act of emitting froth, in any sense of that word.
    • n frothing Frothiness; verbosity.
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Quotations

  • George Macdonald
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    “You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.”
  • Emily Bronte
    Emily%20Bronte
    “Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.”

Usage

In literature:

Everybody was frothing to know what the respective editors would say.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
The gentle, mannerly sound of hand-clapping was a kind of light froth on the surface of the billowy sea of heartfelt applause.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
A sepulchral breath floats up amid the perfume, and the froth of death's lip bubbles up in the champagne.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Shake one for me till it froths all the way up the glass, please, and then give me a cigarette.
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Beat the whites of six eggs to a stiff froth.
"Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes" by Miss Parloa
These eggs will not stand up well or whip into a firm froth and are thrown in lower grades.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
Fold in whites beaten to a stiff froth.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
I shall pour it into the glass, and it will froth.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
It is the sparkle of a serpent's skin, the foam of the froth of death.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
The froth that ran from them had a tinge of blood.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
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In poetry:

Or did you treading through the froth call to
the brown Sidonian
For tidings of Leviathan, Leviathan or
Behemoth?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Life is mainly froth and bubble,
Two things stand hke stone ;
KINDNESS IN A NEIGHBOUR'S TROUBLE.
COURAGE IN YOUR OWN.
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
A fragment from a wreck I lie,
tossed by a cruel tempest frothing;
alone; I dare, and I defy:
all merely signifying nothing.
"Tumble Out Of The Flood: [Bukj föl az árból]" by Attila Jozsef
“Who sails too near its jagged teeth,
He shall have evil lot;
For the calmest seas that tumble there
Froth like a boiling pot.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Aye! turn me from the sickly south,
Towards the gusty north;
The fruits of sin are dust and drouth,
The end of crime is wrath —
The lips that pressed her rose-like mouth
Are choked with blood-red froth.
"The Three Friends" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Aibric. And if that happiness be more than dreams,
More than the froth, the feather, the dust-whirl,
The crazy nothing that I think it is,
It shall be in the country of the dead,
If there be such a country.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Every summer, Boise patios overflow with spandex-clad bikers who penguin waddle between tables in their cleats, hoisting a frothing beer in one hand and a dripping slice of pizza in the other.
The Massachusetts election results are creating a lot of media froth about many inconsequential matters like who lost it and why.
Use the frothing wand to create a cloud of milk to top your cup off — you'll get better results if you use nonfat milk.
Art World Froth Meets Stock Market Value.
Most Dotcom Froth Since 2000 Stirs Investor Doubts.
Carlyle 3rd-Quarter Net Rises, CEO Sees Extreme Froth in Credit Markets.
Froth gets your day started with a jolt.
Beer-based cocktails kick up a froth .
Froth Au Lait Froth 'n Sauce Milk Frother.
Is it all froth or do we need change.
' Froth ' Is Blown Off Market.
At his restaurant, Daniel Humm serves his wonderful sweet pea soup "cappuccino-style," with a topping of morel cream that's been frothed with an immersion blender.
Beer-based cocktails kick up a froth.
Froth Au Lait Froth 'n Sauce Milk Frother.
One of the things I enjoy is arguing with the frothing left.
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In science:

The geometrical and dynamical properties of these systems are best displayed in the familiar pattern formed by a soap froth confined between two transparent plates.
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures
Irregular cell structures or froths appear in a large variety of natural systems, such as foams or biological tissues37 .
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
In a region the size of the Planck length, the vacuum fluctuations would be expected to be so large that space as we know it becomes what has been described informally as a froth of probabilistic quantum foam or space-time foam, a qualitative description of space-time turbulence at extremely small distances.
Could Planck level physics be driving classical macroscopic physics through a random walk?
These cellular networks are also known in the literature as “froths”, since the soap-froth is the archetype of such structures.
Random walk on disordered networks
Froths are the structures which characterizes a broad class of natural systems such as polycrystalline solids, foams, biological tissues etc. [1,2].
Random walk on disordered networks
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