archaic or literary
Definition of hoar in English:
Greyish white; grey or grey-haired with age.
- These depth hoar complexes, as they are called, can usually be counted as annual layers in the top portion of the GISP2 core.
- Gertrude does speak of a willow which ‘grows askant the brook / That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream.’
noun[mass noun] Back to top
- There is still some depth hoar on the ground, but fairly consistent, and more importantly, frozen layers above.
- Hector noticed spicules of rime adorning the packing-case shelves like fluffy moulds and hoar on his own beard.
- Depth hoar develops when a large, vertical temperature gradient causes vapour to sublime, diffuse and crystallize in a layer.
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Definition of hoar in:
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