freezing rain

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freez′ing rain′


n.
rain that falls as a liquid but freezes into glaze on contact with the ground.
[1790–1800]

freezing rain

- Rain that freezes on impact with the ground or objects.
See also related terms for impact.
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Inward they turned upon the soul, especially when the still mild hours of eve came on; then, memory shot her crystals as the clear ice most forms of noiseless twilights.
Kotuko went out, day after day, with a light hunting-sleigh and six or seven of the strongest dogs, looking till his eyes ached for some patch of clear ice where a seal might perhaps have scratched a breathing-hole.
A source said: "A large, violent gang of well-known criminals targeted the Lidl earlier in the day and then stole the JCB excavator that was being used to clear ice.
Clear ice water and semi-darkness are ideal conditions for growing salmon fry.
The NWS, in a statement, noted that Tuesdays frigid temperatures would make it difficult for crews to clear ice and snow from roadways.
Using grit and a shovel to clear ice and snow is a sensible, neighbourly thing to do.
The ice in the photo is concentrated on the leading edge while some clear ice may run back along the wing's upper surface before freezing.
Visitors can also see the world's largest ice and snow theme park, which houses magnificent castles, crystal clear ice sculpture buildings and awesomely creative works of art; and the world's largest snow sculpture art complex, the Haerbin Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo that features aesthetic snow sculptures as originally imagined by people for the 'Snow Country'.
In previous years, bosses have sent out trams to clear ice across the network - but not at regular intervals throughout the night.
Differing from the more commonly available ice cube makers that only produce white ice cubes, the Large Capacity Automatic Clear Ice Cube Maker from Nostalgia[TM] produces clear, artisanal-like ice cubes.
One death was reported of a worker trying to clear ice and two