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  • adj. Coated in rime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with rime; frosty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Riming.
  • Covered with rime or hoar-frost.
  • Frosty; cold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with frost


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  • He writes fortunes in clear lip gloss on a funhouse mirror as the oracles take down their tents and their oracular fountains bubble in the rimy night.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • It was the first fancy meal she had ever had, and she reveled in every morsel, from the quenelles de brochet sauce Nantua to the bombe glacée that came for dessert, rimy and sumptuous on its silver platter.

    Dreaming in French

  • It was a rimy evening when he set out to look for Giles.

    The Woodlanders

  • The yard outside the house was rimy with hoarfrost, and the new sun shone upon it harshly.

    Son of a Witch

  • His stare was so rimy that my fingers felt as if they were encased in ice.

    Ms Longshot

  • IN little more than a month after that meeting on the hill — on a rimy morning in departing November — Adam and

    Adam Bede

  • Frost-giants and mountain-giants came crowding round the rimy shores of Jötunheim to look across the sea upon the funeral of an Asa.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • The teamster arrives with oxen in full steam, and rimy with frozen breath about their indignant nostrils.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • It is not far from hence, a mile by measure, that the mere lies; over it hang groves of [rimy] trees, a wood fast-rooted, [and] bend shelteringly over the water; there every night may [one] see a dire portent, fire on the flood.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • St. Paul was looking towards the northern region of the earth, from whence all waters pass down, he saw above the water a hoary stone, and north of the stone had grown woods, very rimy.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance


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