noun. Coolness; adj. Cool and crisp By Cold, and by a kinde of Frescour (as we now-a-days speak). Bacon’s Life & D. (1627) OED says noun, but there are some … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Producing cold. Data for determining the frigorific effect of the ice on the temperature of the Pole. An account of the artic regions, William Scoresby (1820) It’s summer right … Continue Reading ⇒


verb. To be extremely hot (weather) It vesuviates. This sudden heat in the atmosphere has something to do with the eruption of the mountain which killed Pliny the Elder. The … Continue Reading ⇒