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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Froth  \Froth\,  n.  [OE.  frothe,  Icel.  fro[eth]a;  akin  to  Dan. 
  fraade  Sw  fradga  AS  [=a]freo[eth]an  to  froth.] 
  1.  The  bubbles  caused  in  fluids  or  liquors  by  fermentation  or 
  agitation;  spume;  foam;  esp.,  a  spume  of  saliva  caused  by 
  disease  or  nervous  excitement. 
 
  2.  Any  empty,  senseless  show  of  wit  or  eloquence;  rhetoric 
  without  thought.  --Johnson. 
 
  It  was  a  long  speech,  but  all  froth.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  3.  Light,  unsubstantial  matter.  --Tusser. 
 
  {Froth  insect}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cuckoo  spit  or  frog  hopper;  -- 
  called  also  {froth  spit},  {froth  worm},  and  {froth  fly}. 
 
 
  {Froth  spit}.  See  {Cuckoo  spit},  under  Cuckoo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Froth  \Froth\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Frothed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.. 
  {Frothing}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  foam. 
 
  2.  To  spit,  vent,  or  eject,  as  froth. 
 
  He  .  .  .  froths  treason  at  his  mouth.  --Dryden. 
 
  Is  your  spleen  frothed  out  or  have  ye  more? 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  cover  with  froth;  as  a  horse  froths  his  chain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Froth  \Froth\,  v.  i. 
  To  throw  up  or  out  spume,  foam,  or  bubbles;  to  foam;  as  beer 
  froths;  a  horse  froths. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  froth 
  n  :  a  mass  of  small  bubbles  formed  in  or  on  a  liquid  [syn:  {foam}] 
  v  1:  of  liquids;  "The  boiling  soup  was  frothing"  [syn:  {foam},  {fizz}, 
  {effervesce},  {sparkle}] 
  2:  make  froth,  become  bubbly;  "The  river  foamed"  [syn:  {foam}, 
  {spume},  {suds}] 




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