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ice crystals

plural noun, Meteorology
1.
precipitation consisting of small, slowly falling crystals of ice.
Also called ice needles.
Origin of ice crystals
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • I noticed with an odd detachment that the fog was composed of minute ice crystals, which glinted in the glow of the strange lamps.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Or Mr. Waldner's assimilative opinion that he had seen only ice crystals.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • Now and again a whirl of wind caught up the ice crystals and encircled his erect figure within the cruel clouds.

    The Red River Half-Breed Gustave Aimard
  • ice crystals that fall like rain, but I've told you this before.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • I also find that the formation of ice crystals in wet mud has been observed in the clays about Boston by Marbut and Woodworth.

    Fossil Ice Crystals Johan August Udden
  • Ice being composed of ice crystals is called a crystalline body.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • This substance may be volcanic powder or snow, in the form of minute ice crystals.

    Other Worlds Garrett P. Serviss
  • The comb-like ridges on the plaster cast have the form of the ice crystals.

    Fossil Ice Crystals Johan August Udden
  • Moses drove homeward that sparkling day, shutting his eyes to the glare of the ice crystals on the pines, and thinking profoundly.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill

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