hoarfrost


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Synonyms for hoarfrost

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

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Walaszek, "Dew and hoarfrost frequency, formation efficiency and chemistry in Wroclaw, Poland," Atmospheric Research, vol.
in the steel coffin of my truck cab, dead radio, hoarfrost spiderwebbing
Beyond the mountains, the rusty base of horizon grows dusty, a small town touched by fire becomes a torch and hoarfrost laces grass by the school.
Moreover, the alluvial soils of meadows not easily flooded can also be used for wine-growing, but generally they are not because of damaging phenomena related to the water supply and the weather--frost, hoarfrost and fog--combined with cryptogamic diseases.
Her head filled with sound--hieroglyph, Himalayas, hoarfrost. Helleborus argutifolius, a perennial found in Corsica, with palmate, compound leaves--lory, an East Indian parrot of the brush-tongued family Trichoglossida-- When she finished one volume, she returned it and took down the next, until page by page, the whole set was done.
In the center stood a forest made from fruit preserves; clustered around it, covered not with hoarfrost but with sugar frosting, stood a number of cottages suggesting peasant hamlets and noble villages; and all around the rim of the vessel stood tiny blown-porcelain figurines in Polish costumes.
The findings were chillingly comparable: 'blight originates from moist or foggy weather and from hoarfrost, the effects of which, when expelled by a hot sun, are first discernible on the straw'.
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.
With about two hours of daylight left, sinuses are rimed with hoarfrost, the bare pate of the guy manning the lone hot dog cart is steaming, and the exhaust from passing cars looks as substantial as batting wool.
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.