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ice needles

plural noun, Meteorology.
Origin of ice needles
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And the February chill of the river cut into him like a million ice-needles.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • While she was still thinking, the first ice-needles of the blizzard came peppering the windows.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie

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