Mountains would also "notice"—that is why their snowpacks are shrinking, and melting into the sea.
As Wall Street was melting down last week, Fidel Castro was busy blogging.
It's often said that America is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities.
Frozen confirms that the House of Mouse is capable of melting hearts again.
But melting through that is hypothetical beyond normal reasoning.
A silvery net-work was drawn over the windows, save one clear spot, which her melting breath had made.
The sun was now well up in the sky, and the snow was melting.
It may be deposited by the melting or grounding on muddy bottoms of the iceberg masses floated off from the end of such a glacier.
For many months of the year the only water they have is obtained by melting snow or ice.
The river, swollen by the melting of the snows, becomes so wide in the spring that one can hardly see the opposite bank.
Old English meltan "become liquid, consume by fire, burn up" (class III strong verb; past tense mealt, past participle molten), from Proto-Germanic *meltanan; fused with Old English gemæltan (Anglian), gemyltan (West Saxon) "make liquid," from Proto-Germanic *gamaltijanan (cf. Old Norse melta "to digest"), both from PIE *meldh-, (cf. Sanskrit mrduh "soft, mild," Greek meldein "to melt, make liquid," Latin mollis "soft, mild"), from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened (especially ground) materials (see mild). Figurative use by c.1200. Related: Melted; melting.
Of food, to melt in (one's) mouth is from 1690s. Melting pot is from 1540s; figurative use from 1855; popularized with reference to America by play "The Melting Pot" by Israel Zangwill (1908).
1854, "molten metal," from melt (v.). In reference to a type of sandwich topped by melted cheese, 1980, American English.
To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point. See also heat of fusion.