American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dry freeze without the protective formation of hoarfrost that results in the internal freezing and death of vegetation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. cold so intense as to freeze vegetation and cause it to turn black, without the formation of hoarfrost.
“I opened the glass-door in the breakfast-room: the shrubbery was quite still: the black frost reigned, unbroken by sun or breeze, through the grounds.”
“The thud of snow from creaking pine-branches, the cracking of ice on the meres, the reverberating fall of rocks split by the black frost on the hilltop, the shivering whimper of owls – these are the crude notes of the dark months.”
“When the forlorn soul lies under a black frost and hears the long sigh of the snow-wind; when it seems that no shoot of hope can ever rise from an existence so bound and burdened, reduced to almost imbecile passivity – then across the eternal heavens trail the essential colours of life, and the frozen spirit flushes into rose.”
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