frost work

frostwork

[frawst-wurk, frost-]
noun
1.
the delicate tracery formed by frost, especially on glass.
2.
similar ornamentation, as on metal.

Origin:
1640–50; frost + work

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frostwork (ˈfrɒstˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  the patterns made by frost on glass, metal, etc
2.  similar artificial ornamentation

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