Definition of silver thaw in English:

silver thaw

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noun

  • A glassy coating of ice formed on the ground or an exposed surface by freezing rain or the refreezing of thawed ice.
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    • It is conditions like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, firestorms and silver thaws that remind us how little control we have over our environment and how much control it has over us.
    • Freezing periods, with or without snowfall, usually end with a storm, during which the first 24 to 48 hours of rainfall freezes to all surfaces, called a silver thaw or ice storm.
    • The silver thaw referred to in this poem is a Canadian Maritimes word for an ice storm covering all with glaze ice.

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