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snowflake

1. one of the mass of small thin delicate arrangements of ice crystals that fall as snow
2. any of various European amaryllidaceous plants of the genus Leucojum, such as L. vernum (spring snowflake), that have white nodding bell-shaped flowers

snowflake

[′snō‚flāk]
(metallurgy)
(meteorology)
An ice crystal or, much more commonly, an aggregation of many crystals which falls from a cloud; simple snowflakes (single crystal) exhibit beautiful variety of form, but the symmetrical shapes reproduced so often in photomicrographs are not actually found frequently in snowfalls; broken single crystals, fragments, or clusters of such elements are much more typical of actual snows.
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Here's a sneak peek at Chloe modelling her own designs, which will be available from November 29 at cjg.com, selfridges.com and topshop.com Frosty PS165 Orbit PS150 Glacier PS165 Northern Lights PS175 Orion PS165 Clothing all Chloe's own Snow Flake PS100 Phoenix PS150
Vienna, Austria, December 13, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Austria based musician ViennaCC recorded the traditional Christmas song "Softly Falls Each Snow Flake" (Leise rieselt der Schnee) and produced a short music video showing impressions of the Christmas market in Vienna in wintry installations.
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He said: ``There will almost certainly be some rain on Christmas Day in the Midlands and this could turn wintery with a snow flake or two but I wouldn't want to predict a white Christmas over Birmingham.''
Christmas, joyful Christmas You make me so happy when I hear your name Snow flake, soft, white, fluffy snowflake Falling on my arm, my head, my foot You make me so happy Christmas, you are so good Making people laugh, being happy Celebrate Then angels Flying through the sky Sing Jesus' songs Laura Pilkaite, 11.
He said: "People have been wondering why it took so long to get planes going after the last snow flake fell on Heathrow."
You'd think that with all the fuss that's being made they showed Prince Philip having it off with a bridesmaid and the Queen doing an Anthea Turner by getting her mouth around a Snow Flake.
However, the definition used most widely, notably by those placing and taking bets, is for a single snow flake (perhaps among a shower of rain and snow mixed) to be observed falling in the 24 hours of December 25.
This is when we find out which person lost the greatest percentage of body weight and wins a getaway to the Snow Flake Inn in Jackson, NH.
Due for release in the spring, it follows the successful 2008 self-titled debut, which reached No2 in the UK charts, and their festive mini-album, A Snow flake Fell And It Felt Like A Kiss.
Just because it isn't quite Christmas yet doesn't mean that you can't get out a few of the decorations, I don't mean the really Christmassy things but if you have any pretty snow flake decorations it's nice to get into the spirit by hanging a couple of these round the house.
The odds on a single snow flake falling in Dublin on Christmas Day are now just 4-1.