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  • We, the undersigned inhabitants and Board of Managers for the Colony of Wilberforce, beg leave to state that the frost cut off the crops in this part of the country last year, and some of the colonists are in great need of assistance.

    Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman

  • Embar was dead, frozen, the frost whiting out his open eyes.

    Memory of Fire

  • It was intended to act against the Russians first, before the breaking up of the frost should enable them to leave Revel; but learning on the way that the Swedes had put to sea to effect a junction with them, Sir Hyde altered his course, in hopes of intercepting this part of the enemy's force.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • And how good it was to feel the pinch of the frost and the gust of the north wind, and after it to come to the happy portal of home, and the familiar atmosphere of the cheerful hall, and then to peep into the firelit room in which Ruth lay dreaming in the dusky shadows.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • Nightfall, which in the frost of winter comes as a fiend and in the warmth of summer as a lover, came as a tranquillizer on this March day.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Even in that conservatory existence where the fair Camelia is sighed for by the noble young Pineapple, neither of them needing to care about the frost or rain outside, there is a nether apparatus of hot-water pipes liable to cool down on a strike of the gardeners or

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • We're down below the frost level there, and the ground's really wet.

    Fault Line

  • Scarcely had the frost painted the leaves of the New England forests their many colors before Lieutenant Howell, with his trunk packed, was on his way to New York, there to take the first outgoing steamer for Charleston.

    A Charleston Love Story; or, Hortense Vanross

  • The visible part of the organism of the coral polyps is composed of rays, from the sides of which spring secondary rays, the combination producing complex stars of great beauty and which call to mind the frost flowers, and the flowers into which some inorganic substances bloom as they crystallise.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • My footprints were the only footprints that disturbed the frost in our yard.

    A Book of Miracles

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