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frostwork

[frawst-wurk, frost-] /ˈfrɔstˌwɜrk, ˈfrɒst-/
noun
1.
the delicate tracery formed by frost, especially on glass.
2.
similar ornamentation, as on metal.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; frost + work
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Examples from the web for frostwork
  • As it does, the water leaves behind formations such as popcorn and frostwork.
  • The delicate looking formation below is known as frostwork.
British Dictionary definitions for frostwork

frostwork

/ˈfrɒstˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
the patterns made by frost on glass, metal, etc
2.
similar artificial ornamentation
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