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frostline

[frawst-lahyn, frost-] /ˈfrɔstˌlaɪn, ˈfrɒst-/
noun
1.
the maximum depth at which soil is frozen.
2.
the lower limit of permafrost.
Compare permafrost table.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; frost + line1
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  • To place an end-bearing pile, excavate a hole a little wider than the pile to a point below the frostline.
  • Frogs and turtles bury themselves in the mud below the frostline.
  • The valve shall be located below the frostline and installed so that it may be operated from the surface of the fill or ground.
  • Excavation may be substantial in areas where there is a deep frostline.

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