Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hoar frost.

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Examples

  • What Burns calls cranreuch cauld gets into the bones, but this frost seems to squeeze body and bones, pinching and biting the exposed skin.

    The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825

  • He was now comparatively in paradise, and slept sound till daybreak, when he awoke, and was terribly afraid on observing that his nocturnal operations had altogether uncovered the dhuiniewassell's neck and shoulders, which, lacking the plaid which should have protected them, were covered with cranreuch (i.e. hoar frost).

    Rob Roy

  • He was now comparatively in paradise, and slept sound till daybreak, when he awoke, and was terribly afraid on observing that his nocturnal operations had altogether uncovered the dhuiniewassell's neck and shoulders, which, lacking the plaid which should have protected them, were covered with _cranreuch_ (_i. e._ hoar frost).

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • Now thou's turned out, for a 'thy trouble, But house or hald, To thole the winter's sleety dribble, An' cranreuch cauld.

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  • He was now comparatively in paradise, and slept sound till daybreak, when he awoke, and was terribly afraid on observing that his nocturnal operations had altogether uncovered the dhuiniewassell’s neck and shoulders, which, lacking the plaid which should have protected them, were covered with cranreuch

    Rob Roy

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