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[frawr, frohr] /frɔr, froʊr/
adjective, Archaic.
frozen; frosty.
Origin of frore
1200-50; Middle English froren; past participle of freeze Unabridged
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  • The fog was become a mist here, a frore whitish mist that saturated him with a malignant chill.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Her beauty was as still sunsets of bitter evenings when all the world is frore, a wonder and a chill.

    The Book of Wonder Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
  • Then the beast wept as the frore hills weep in the thaw, and the tears splashed big into the agate bowl.

    The Book of Wonder Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
  • Feet and faces tingleIn that frore land: Legs wobble and go wingle,You scarce can stand.

    Fairies and Fusiliers Robert Graves
British Dictionary definitions for frore


(archaic) very cold or frosty
Word Origin
C13 froren, past participle of Old English frēosan to freeze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for frore

"frosty, frozen," archaic (but found in poetry as late as Keats), from Old English froren, past participle of freosan (see freeze (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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