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ice needles

plural noun, Meteorology.
Origin of ice needles
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To-night it was darned across with ice needles, and the silver 'cat-ice' round the edge crackled under Cuni's paws.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • It was as if ice needles pricked his skin through his beautiful thick fur, but he never faltered and never once cried.

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