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Stars and Flowers of Frost and Snowflakes

���Hoarfrost on leaves. This is sometimes due to the freezing of dewdrops, but more often it^is deposited m sohd form directly from the air. The crystals assume varied and beau- Refngeratmg plants and breweries yield a wealth of interesting types

��tiful forms.

��Snowflakes magnified. The crystals are wonderfully beautiful but very fragile. Perfect ones are seldom seen .except at the beginning of a snowstorm in calm weather

��The majority of snow crystals assume the form of six-pointed stars or hexagonal plates, the thickness of which is from a tenth to an eightieth of the diameter

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