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- 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.
To-day pleasant and thawy; has the appearance of spring, all but the deep snow.
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 season was nearing spring, and it was a mild thawy night.
On Sunday the weather, which had been cold and snowy for weeks, changed; and it blew from the southeast, raw and chill, but thawy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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