The fingers and toes flow to their extent from the thawing mass of the body.
It was thawing and misty; at forty paces' distance nothing could be seen.
They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself.
Below the freezing point of water, the summer heat merely thawing the surface to a depth of about 3 ft.
When the frost comes out in the spring, and even in a thawing day in the winter, the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before.