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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Frost, Froist, n. [ME. frost, OE. frost, forst.] Frost. Freq. in pl.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xliii. 348.
In froist … he saw idil men Playaud thame
a1500 Henr. Test. Cres. 139.
Now allace ! that seid with froist is slane
Id. Fab. 1826.
Baith firth and fell with froistis wer maid faw
1569 Sat. P. x. 320.
In snaw, … froist, hailstanis and rane
Ib. 325.
Lyk as the froist dois freis vp all fresche watter
(b) 1456 Hay I. 58/3.
The frost and snaw was sa fell, and so stark weder
Ib. II. 132/5.
Than is grete frostis and calde wederis
a1500 Rauf C. 731.
He maid his record … How the frostis war sa fell
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 340.
Of eloquence the fontayne, Quhen it was purifit with frost
1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 162.
Quhen frostis doith ourfret bath firth and fauld
c1530-40 Stewart Bann. MS. 140 b/11.
To heir sa hartly thai hoist In to the cranra and frost
1573 Sat. P. xxxix. 349.
In frost and snaw … Then wes he worsland our ane wondie swyre
attrib. 1510 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 77 b.
In reparacione selle de lie harnes … et frost nales
comb. 1649 Bk. Pasquils 154.
Ane frost slaine knight's a feckless thing

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