hard rime


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hard rime

[′härd ¦rīm]
(hydrology)
Opaque, granular masses of rime deposited chiefly on vertical surfaces by a dense super-cooled fog; it is more compact and amorphous than soft rime, and may build out into the wind as glazed cones or feathers.
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JILIN CITY, China,, Safar 12, 1437, November 24, 2015, SPA -- The onset of winter weather in northeastern China covered a row of street-side trees in hard rime, frozen fog that crystallizes on contact with solid objects, UPI reported.
Hard rime is a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freezes to the outer surfaces of objects.
Paul Minet begins the section on selling books, by far the longest, with a chronological history of bookshops from the hard rimes of the Depression and the Second World War to the golden era of the 1950s and '60s when libraries bought entire collections and American booksellers were frequent visitors.
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