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hoar

 (hôr)
adj.
Hoary.
n.
Hoarfrost.

[Middle English hor, from Old English hār.]

hoar

(hɔː)
n
(Physical Geography) short for hoarfrost
adj
1. (Physical Geography) rare covered with hoarfrost
2. archaic a poetic variant of hoary
[Old English hār; related to Old Norse hārr, Old High German hēr, Old Slavonic sěrǔ grey]

hoar

(hɔr, hoʊr)

n.
1. hoarfrost; rime.
adj.
2. hoary.
[before 900; Middle English hor, Old English hār, c. Old Saxon, Old High German hēr old, Old Norse hārr gray with age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoar - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)hoar - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
Adj.1.hoar - showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
Translations

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In the morning all that was left of the night mist on the heights was a hoar frost now turning to dew, but in the valleys it still lay like a milk-white sea.
I smell the fog that hung about the place; I see the hoar frost, ghostly, through it; I feel my rimy hair fall clammy on my cheek; I look along the dim perspective of the schoolroom, with a sputtering candle here and there to light up the foggy morning, and the breath of the boys wreathing and smoking in the raw cold as they blow upon their fingers, and tap their feet upon the floor.
It came on to freeze with a North wind blowing; the snow fell small and fine like hoar frost, and our shields were coated thick with rime.
In truth, it is desperately hard work, when we attempt to throw the spell of hoar antiquity over localities with which the living world, and the day that is passing over us, have aught to do.
Then Achilles went all alone by the side of the hoar sea, weeping and looking out upon the boundless waste of waters.
Then there was the music of the rattling harness, and the ring of the horses' feet on the hard road, and the glare of the two bright lamps through the steaming hoar frost, over the leaders' ears, into the darkness, and the cheery toot of the guard's horn, to warn some drowsy pikeman or the hostler at the next change; and the looking forward to daylight; and last, but not least, the delight of returning sensation in your toes.
The cold hoar frost glistened on the tombstones, and sparkled like rows of gems, among the stone carvings of the old church.
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