ice crystals

Origin of ice crystals

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called ice needles.
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Examples from the Web for ice crystals

Historical Examples of ice crystals

  • The two halos are the only phenomena which admit of explanation without assigning any particular distribution to the ice-crystals.

  • The display lasted ten minutes and ended with the disappearance of the ice-crystals.

  • Aqueous vapour rising in equatorial regions may finally return to the earth in the form of ice-crystals at the poles.

  • The snow again lay thick on the ground, and millions of ice-crystals glittered in the sunshine on bush and tree.

    Debit and Credit

    Gustav Freytag

  • It is caused by the refraction of light passing through moisture, which at the usual height is in the form of ice-crystals.

    Reading the Weather

    Thomas Morris Longstreth