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ice needles

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plural noun Meteorology.
  1. ice crystals.
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Origin of ice needles

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for ice needles

Historical Examples

  • 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