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Freezing-point

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We generally mean by this expression that degree of Fahrenheit’s thermometer which indicates the temperature of frozen waterviz. 32° above zero. If we mean any other liquid we add the name, as the freezing-point of milk, sulphuric ether, quicksilver, and so on. In Centigrade and Réaumur’s instruments zero marks the freezing-point.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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