Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Growing liquid; thawing; inclined to or tending to thaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liquefying by heat after having been frozen; thawing; melting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing liquid; thawing; inclined to thaw.

Etymologies

From thaw +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To-day pleasant and thawy; has the appearance of spring, all but the deep snow.

    History of the Donner Party, a Tragedy of the Sierra

  • It was a dull, thawy afternoon when Constans found himself standing again before the closed door that bore the name of the inhospitable Mr. Richard van Duyne.

    The Doomsman

  • The season was nearing spring, and it was a mild thawy night.

    The Brown Mouse

  • On Sunday the weather, which had been cold and snowy for weeks, changed; and it blew from the southeast, raw and chill, but thawy.

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic

  • He is too indolent even to dig his own hole, but appropriates that of a woodchuck, or hunts out a crevice in the rocks, from which he extends his rambling in all directions, preferring damp, thawy weather.

    Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers

  • But, pursued by the hound on a wet, thawy day, it often becomes so heavy and bedraggled as to prove a serious inconvenience, and compels him to take refuge in his den.

    Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers

  • April, when the weather began to get warm and thawy, an old bear left her den in the rocks and built a large, warm nest of grass, leaves, and the bark of the white cedar, under a tall balsam fir that stood in a low, sunny, open place amid the mountains.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • Although the winter is very long, and extremely cold (the thermometer usually varying between ten and thirty degrees below _zero) _, yet, from its being always _dry_ frost, it is much more agreeable than people accustomed to the damp thawy weather of Great Britain might suppose.

    Hudson Bay

  • For a few weeks in October there is sometimes a little warm weather (or rather, I should say, a little _thawy_, weather); but after that, until the following April, the thermometer seldom rises to the freezing-point.

    Hudson Bay

  • After a weeks absence in which time I gatherd more Strength and got more refreshing Sleep than for two months before, the first thawy damp day it returnd upon me, and out of four Nights I have had but one of Sleep.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 2 - 3 December 1798

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