Bill o' Burnt Bay lumbered down the ladder and made for the forecastle to thaw out.
He'll thaw out by degrees: so long as he doesn't blame Clarice, it is all right.
Now, I am going to take this fellow and hang him up in the back kitchen where he will thaw out.
At each end of the line he stopped to thaw out, but he could have groaned at the anguish of it.
In dainty, flimsy outfits, many carrying fairy wands, it was a sight so charming as to thaw out a brass idol!
Soon they seemed to thaw out and scampered about as lively as ever.
Shorty had become nearly frozen sitting there motionless, and he got up and went to the fire to thaw out.
When we got off at Congress my Missus tried to thaw out the party.
"Perhaps we'll have to build a fire, to thaw out the ground," suggested John Barrow.
He began to thaw out, though he did not lose his backwardness.
Old English þawian, from Proto-Germanic *thawojanan (cf. Old Norse þeyja, Middle Low German doien, Dutch dooien, Old High German douwen, German tauen "to thaw"), from PIE root *ta- "to melt, dissolve" (cf. Sanskrit toyam "water," Ossetic thayun "to thaw," Welsh tawadd "molten," Doric Greek takein "to melt, waste, be consumed," Old Irish tam "pestilence," Latin tabes "a melting, wasting away, putrefaction," Old Church Slavonic tajati "to melt"). Related: Thawed; thawing.
c.1400, from thaw (v.). Figurative sense of "relaxation of political harshness or hostility" is recorded from 1950, an image from the "Cold War."