a hoary coating or appearance.
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How to use hoar in a sentence
The commander of that operation was General Joseph hoar, a Marine officer—that is, a service that is a part of the Navy.
In this high realm floating water is probably in the frozen state, answering to the form of dew, which we call hoar frost.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Mists or hoar frosts on the tenth of March betokens (sic) a plentiful year, but not without some diseases.
It was a most perfect autumn morning, without a cloud in the sky and with the ground underfoot white with hoar-frost.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
The cold hoar frost glistened on the tombstones, and sparkled like rows of gems, among the stone carvings of the old church.The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
If the hoar frost of the morning melt on the wool, be sure there is an unnatural heat somewhere.Robert Annys: Poor Priest | Annie Nathan Meyer
British Dictionary definitions for hoar
short for hoarfrost
rare covered with hoarfrost
archaic a poetic variant of hoary
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