When the streets were slippery with frost
or snow that was the worst of all for us horses.
And Marianne was in spirits; happy in the mildness of the weather, and still happier in her expectation of a frost
How different had this scene looked when I viewed it laid out beneath the iron sky of winter, stiffened in frost
, shrouded with snow
he had forgotten the frost
, and the pond was alive with young people skating, and the pond-side coverts were thick with lookers- on.
In the valley of Typee ice-creams would never be rendered less acceptable by sudden frosts
, nor would picnic parties be deferred on account of inauspicious snowstorms: for there day follows day in one unvarying round of summer and sunshine, and the whole year is one long tropical month of June just melting into July.
His face, which nature had colored with a glistening black, was now mottled with the cold, and his large shining eyes filled with tears; a tribute to its power that the keen frosts
of those regions always extracted from one of his African origin.
Thirteen winters' revolving frosts
had seen her opening every ball of credit which a scanty neighbourhood afforded, and thirteen springs shewn their blossoms, as she travelled up to London with her father, for a few weeks' annual enjoyment of the great world.
They say it is observed in the Low Countries (I know not in what part) that every five and thirty years, the same kind and suit of years and weathers come about again; as great frosts
, great wet, great droughts, warm winters, summers with little heat, and the like; and they call it the Prime.
Amid this scene Tess slaved in the morning frosts
and in the afternoon rains.
To stand before it in the flesh--to see it as they saw it now--to sail upon the hallowed sea, and kiss the holy soil that compassed it about: these were aspirations they had cherished while a generation dragged its lagging seasons by and left its furrows in their faces and its frosts
upon their hair.
In this protected spot where there were no frosts
and evidently but little rainfall, the bones might have lain for ages without disintegrating, for there were here no other forces to scatter or disturb them.
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are white frosts
, aren't you?
Why, it's a time and place when and where everything might come true--when the men in green might creep out to join hands and dance around the fire, or dryads steal from their trees to warm their white limbs, grown chilly in October frosts
, by the blaze.
504-535) Avoid the month Lenaeon (21), wretched days, all of them fit to skin an ox, and the frosts
which are cruel when Boreas blows over the earth.
The real attractions of the Hollowell farm, to me, were: its complete retirement, being, about two miles from the village, half a mile from the nearest neighbor, and separated from the highway by a broad field; its bounding on the river, which the owner said protected it by its fogs from frosts
in the spring, though that was nothing to me; the gray color and ruinous state of the house and barn, and the dilapidated fences, which put such an interval between me and the last occupant; the hollow and lichen-covered apple trees, nawed by rabbits, showing what kind of neighbors I should have; but above all, the recollection I had of it from my earliest voyages up the river, when the house was concealed behind a dense grove of red maples, through which I heard the house-dog bark.