Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mist of ice-needles precipitated from the vapor in the atmosphere in frosty weather.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The short winter day, as I perceived from the far-declined sun, was already approaching its close; a chill frost-mist was rising from the river on which

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The western sky twinkled with stars, but a frost-mist, rising from the ocean, covered the eastern horizon, and rolled in white wreaths along the plain where the adverse army lay couched upon their arms.

    The Waverley

  • a frost-mist, rising from the ocean, covered the eastern horizon, and rolled in white wreaths along the plain where the adverse army lay couched upon their arms.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

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  • This word reminds me of the yellow diamond "fog smoke" signs one sees along roadways in the southern US.

    October 18, 2011