frost line


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frost line

n.
1. The depth to which frost penetrates the earth.
2. The altitude below which frost does not occur, especially in tropical regions.

frost line

n
1. (Geological Science) the deepest point in the ground to which frost will penetrate
2. (Geological Science) the limit towards the equator beyond which frosts do not occur
Translations

frost line

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Unlike a footing or poles for a pole barn, fence posts don't typically extend past the frost line.
Numerous projects on the farm begin by drilling into the earth down to the frost line.
The frost line was six and a half feet, and drilling through the frost wasn't a problem," DeForest said.
They usually spend the day before a funeral opening the ground, sometimes using jackhammers to break through the frost line, Robert Antonelli, the assistant commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks, said.
Lines buried below the frost line are less susceptible to the effect of frost heave since the earth movement typically occurs above the frost line.
In the northern states and provinces, leeches hibernate in winter by burrowing into the bottom below the frost line.
Basements are prevalent in cold areas, because the foundation needs to be constructed below the frost line, which is the depth that frost is able to penetrate the ground.
Just in time for the holidays, the limited edition Cranberries and Frost line from Febreze eliminates odors while leaving a crisp, comforting scent.
In the title poem, "Living Above the Frost Line," the poet, who lives above the frost line and enjoys a few more days of blooming plants than "lowlanders" do, writes, "Living above the frost line I get a slanted view.
It reminds me of that Robert Frost line, "miles to go before I sleep.
Patented split sensors enable the airflow intake and exhaust to react to the slightest changes in bubble size at or below the frost line where the bubble size is not yet set, particularly with low melt-strength resins like metallocene PE and LLDPE.
Patented split sensors are said to enable the airflow intake and exhaust to react to the slightest changes in bubble size at or below the frost line where the bubble size is not yet final.