hoarfrost


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Synonyms for hoarfrost

ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

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The alluvial soils of plains and meadows, even the non-hydromorphic ones which may be suitable for wine-growing, are not recommended for this purpose because of topoclimatic reasons, frost, hoarfrost and fog.
I read books about the architecture of hoarfrost, studied large atlases about the desires of flowering plants, small volumes of debates about the metallurgy of dead languages, dusty scrolls about the genetics of the east wind, ambiguous tracts on the theosophy of spruces, the cosmology of pain.
With no letup in the cold, the ice hasn't experienced the usual thaw-and-freeze cycle, so nature's artistry is even more delicate and beautiful, with needle-like hoarfrost crystals sprinkled across sheets that dangle from cave ceilings like giant chandeliers.
With no letup in the cold, the cave ice hasn't experienced the usual thaw-and-freeze cycle, so nature's artistry is even more delicate and beautiful, with needle-like hoarfrost crystals sprinkled across sheets that dangle from cave ceilings like giant chandeliers.
Hoarfrost or frost forms a deposit of interlocking ice crystals (hoar crystals) formed by direct deposition on objects freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches, plant stems and leaf edges, wires, poles, etc.
And caught in this heavenly patterned lace, starlike, spangled with hoarfrost powder, silver-clad, crystal-bound, the bird sails to the zenith, to the dark-blue high of azure.
It's a quaint little hill station where temperatures drop to 3 degrees or less in winter and hoarfrost covers the ground.
These beautiful structures are formed not from sea water, but from atmospheric moisture that deposits on a newly-forming sea ice surface, similar to the hoarfrost often seen on windows and windshields.
Always beside chaperone, dainty ewe, fleece gleaming hoarfrost,
A hoarfrost had settled on the hills, making for picture-postcard scenery as we wandered down to the hotel for a filling breakfast to set ourselves up for the day.
They adorned the hedgerows and trees, clambering through twigs and branches and twinkling magically In the hoarfrost in the low rays of the morning sun.
In the hoarfrost along the river valley, they twinkled magically in the low rays of the morning sun.
TAA Roosevelt: night patrol with live ammo, hoarfrost furring tents, everyday the generator kicks on at 0530, that first cup of instant coffee .
I was on a bleak moorland, covered with sparse vegetation, and grey with a thin hoarfrost.
And it was real icing, too, not this Milktoast hoarfrost clouds make today), let me say I'm not pining for NDB approaches on the face of an advancing cold front.