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Frost, Froist, n. [ME. frost, OE. frost, forst.] Frost. Freq. in pl. (a) In froist … he saw idil men Playaud thame; Leg. S. xliii. 348.
Now allace ! that seid with froist is slane; Henr. Test. Cres. 139.
Baith firth and fell with froistis wer maid faw; Id. Fab. 1826.
In snaw, … froist, hailstanis and rane; 1569 Sat. P. x. 320.
Lyk as the froist dois freis vp all fresche watter; Ib. 325.
(b) The frost and snaw was sa fell, and so stark weder; Hay I. 58/3.
Than is grete frostis and calde wederis; Ib. II. 132/5.
He maid his record … How the frostis war sa fell; Rauf C. 731.
Of eloquence the fontayne, Quhen it was purifit with frost; Kennedy Flyt. 340.
Quhen frostis doith ourfret bath firth and fauld; Doug. vii. Prol. 162.
To heir sa hartly thai hoist In to the cranra and frost; Stewart Bann. MS. 140 b/11.
In frost and snaw … Then wes he worsland our ane wondie swyre; 1573 Sat. P. xxxix. 349.
attrib. In reparacione selle de lie harnes … et frost nales; 1510 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 77 b.
comb. Ane frost slaine knight's a feckless thing; 1649 Bk. Pasquils 154.

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