snowflakes


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snowflakes

small patches of gray or white hair acquired after birth. Skin color is unchanged. See also achromotrichia, vitiligo.
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Once he had a fancy that a bullet tore by his ear, and that the clouds and snowflakes were lit by a flash, but he never even turned his head to see what new assailant whirled past them in the void.
In the afternoon the wind abated greatly, and small, infrequent snowflakes came drifting by.
Turn her into something that does not mind the cold," seemed a good suggestion of the doctor's, but the only thing they could think of that does not mind cold was a snowflake.
Left alone, I walked to the window; but nothing was to be seen thence: twilight and snowflakes together thickened the air, and hid the very shrubs on the lawn.
It was still dark as midnight, and the thick snowflakes were sifting down--everything was so silent that he could hear the rustle of them as they fell.
Iris, fleet as the wind, obeyed him, and as the cold hail or snowflakes that fly from out the clouds before the blast of Boreas, even so did she wing her way till she came close up to the great shaker of the earth.
Seawards there was no sail or sign of life save a few seagulls: and even they looked like the last snowflakes, and seemed to float rather than fly.
Like a rose-petal, he thought; cool and soft as a snowflake.
D'Artagnan found him watching the snowflake fluttering of the last scraps in space.
with which you may sweep or pave the streets, and split your kindlings, and the teamster shelter himself and his lading against sun, wind, and rain behind it -- and the trader, as a Concord trader once did, hang it up by his door for a sign when he commences business, until at last his oldest customer cannot tell surely whether it be animal, vegetable, or mineral, and yet it shall be as pure as a snowflake, and if it be put into a pot and boiled, will come out an excellent dun-fish for a Saturday's dinner.
Snowflakes CEO, Bob Muglia, said, "Similar to other industries, data analysis in financial services is hindered by costly and inflexible tools available on-premises or in the cloud.
When I was a child in a land Jar away, I scooped up snowflakes and stared at them in wonderment and awe.