frazil


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frazil

(ˈfreɪzɪl)
n
(Physical Geography) small pieces of ice that form in water moving turbulently enough to prevent the formation of a sheet of ice
[C19: from Canadian French frasil, from French fraisil cinders, ultimately from Latin fax torch]
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Returning to their roles are Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Sean Rigby as PC Jim Strange, Anton Lesser as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, James Bradshaw as Dr Max DeBryn and Abigail Thaw as journalist Dorothea Frazil.
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Shaun Evans as DC Endeavour Morse, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil, in Endeavour
ATHOL - When the Millers River froze to a standstill in 2005 because of frazil ice buildup, the town called in many of its resources to deal with the problem.