Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling frost or some aspect of it.

Etymologies

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frost +‎ -like

Examples

  • Also, in the morning, the people found frostlike flakes on the ground.

    Puzzlements & Predicaments of the Bible

  • There was a large bed with a carved wooden headboard, a tall window obscured by long velvet curtains and a chandelier thickly coated in dust with candle scrubs still resting in its sockets, solid wax hanging in frostlike drips.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  • There was a large bed with a carved wooden headboard, a tall window obscured by long velvet curtains and a chandelier thickly coated in dust with candle scrubs still resting in its sockets, solid wax banging in frostlike drips.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • The installations looked pitifully small against such a background, beneath so many frostlike stars.

    Three Worlds to Conquer

  • The installa'tions looked pitifully small against such a background, be-neath so many frostlike stars.

    Three Worlds To Conquer

  • Then he straightened himself up, and walked over to the fire-place, and stood there, looking at the burning logs with their frostlike ashes and their throbbing cores of flame.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Gretchen was always up when the morning was rosy, when the trees were still dark and motionless, and the beads of dew white and frostlike.

    The Goose Girl

  • Beyond the chasm-like gorge he saw presently on the high ascent opposite footprints that had broken the light frostlike coating of ice on the dead leaves and moss -- climbing footprints, swift, disordered.

    The Phantoms Of The Foot-Bridge 1895

  • The early grasses, too, with their frostlike bloom, contribute something very welcome to the breath of June.

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

  • And topped with frostlike spires.] [Footnote 27: 1833.

    The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson

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