2. Verb. (third-person singular of thaw) ¹
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Definition of Thaws
1. thaw [v] - See also: thaw
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Literary usage of Thaws
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1. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John by Elisha Kent Kane (1856)
"... RETURN—HIS STORY—THE BEAR IN CAMP—HIS FATE — BEARS AT SPORT — THE thaws. "June 27, Tuesday.—McGary and Bonsall are back with Hickey and Riley. ..."
2. Gold Hunting in Alaska by Joseph Grinnell (1901)
"They will have hard sledding back again unless it thaws enough to form a crust. Money is very scarce up here now and provisions and clothing are below par. ..."
3. A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical: Of the Various by John Ramsay McCulloch, Frederick Martin (1866)
"The mountains being of primitive formation, the soil consists almost entirely by the action of thaws and torrents. The decomposed granite an,i ..."
4. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... But the warm »un thaws the benumb'd earth, And makes it tender ; gives a sacred birth To the dead swallow ; wakes in hollow tree The drowsy cuckoo, ..."
5. Farm Drainage: The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with by Henry Flagg French (1859)
"—Drained Land Freezes Deepest, but thaws Soonest, and the Reasons. Drainage raises the temperature of the soil, by allowing the rain to pass ..."
6. Diary of Thomas Robbins, D. D., 1796-1854 by Thomas Robbins (1887)
"It thaws considerably. Bad walking. Had a solemn evening meeting; well attended. It does appear as if God purposes to help us. It must be from him alone. ..."
7. Bacteria and Their Products by German Sims Woodhead (1891)
"... Frosts and thaws— Relation of Bacteria to Ammonia—Basis on which to determine whether water is fit for Drinking or not—Filtration—Method of Examination ..."