degrees of frost


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degrees of frost

[di′grēz əv ′frȯst]
(meteorology)
In England, the number of degrees Fahrenheit that the temperature falls below the freezing point; thus a day with a minimum temperature of 27°F may be designated as a day of five degrees of frost.
References in classic literature ?
In truth, that day at Fort Yukon, the spirit thermometer registered seventy-five degrees below zero, which, since freezing- point is thirty-two above, was equivalent to one hundred and seven degrees of frost.
Pruning is essential because although most plants we grow can manage a few degrees of frost, the average temperature for December and January seems as though it will be much colder
The Swinging Sixties was also called the Shivering Sixties with 16 degrees of frost recorded at Liverpool Airport in December 1961, the coldest night since January 1958.
If a cold greenhouse is being used to over-winter plants then fix bubble polythene on the inside of the glass, the combination protecting against five degrees of frost.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle the same day said: "Thirty-six degrees of frost had been recorded in Newcastle and the River Tyne was frozen for several miles, with ice floes in the Tyne as far downstream as Dunston.
Horticultural fleece can also be used to help provide a few extra degrees of frost protection.
Swimming in their outdoor pools with snow on the ground and 20 degrees of frost is quite magical.
One day we had a foot of snow and the next day we had ten degrees of frost.
A They will stand a few degrees of frost and are good for mixed containers next to the house.
Ten degrees of frost just coming out of the ground, brass monkeys gave in it was that cold and a slimy two inch covering of mud, making life and limb vulnerable to the long distance sliding tackle.
Twenty-seven degrees of frost were recorded and five buses froze while in service on the road.
Most varieties are susceptible to a few degrees of frost, but they are increasingly flourishing through winter in the North, presumably as a result of global warming.