In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He opens his feature on the shoreline of the savage Barents Sea as a group of 30 men trudge up a snow-covered dune, eyebrows laced with hoar frost.
- Their prospects shall melt away as the hoar frost melteth before the burning rays of the rising sun.
- There was a thick hoar frost on the planks of the bench.
- To his amazement, they would ‘take a bath every morning even when the hoar frost was flying thick in the air.’
- Willow groves coated in hoar frost sparkle like jewels in the winter sunshine.
- They have a long flowering season and if you leave them on through winter, the dead flowerheads look beautiful with a covering of hoar frost.
- It is actually dew if it forms at temperatures above freezing, but if it forms below freezing it is hoar frost.
- In December, when the chill had really taken hold there were a few days of spectacular hoar frost.
- The trees, covered in the thick hoar frost of morning, reached their leafless branches up, like hands stretching towards the heavens.
- And if you want a casing made out of etiolated Saskatchewan hoar frost you can probably get that too.
- This would have resulted in more melt or hoar frost layers (cloudy bands), which is one of the variables used for annual layer determinations.
- The sun rises in a sky of liquid gold which as it touches the fields and hedges causes the hoar frost to gleam and sparkle.
- Manchester weathermen said a hoar frost may have been responsible for Metrolink's problems.
- And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
- Seely states that surface hoar frost forms only during the summer due to sunshine and fog.
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