snow


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snow

1. n. deceitful talk; deception. All I heard for an hour was snow. Now, what’s the truth?
2. tv. to attempt to deceive someone. (see also snowed.) You can try to snow me if you want, but I’m onto your tricks.
3. and snowball and snowflakes and snow stuff n. a powdered or crystalline narcotic: morphine, heroin, or cocaine. (Now almost always the latter.) The price of snow stuff has come down a lot as South America exports more of it.
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What other children could have made anything so like a little girl's figure out of snow at the first trial?
cried Violet to her brother, who had gone to another part of the garden, "bring me some of that fresh snow, Peony, from the very farthest corner, where we have not been trampling.
he added, pointing to some potato vines that showed up from under the snow.
Sometimes they got onto a winter-rye field, or a fallow field on which they could see stalks of wormwood, and straws sticking up through the snow and swaying in the wind; sometimes they came onto deep and even white snow, above which nothing was to be seen.
He told Kama as much, but on the third day the temperature began to rise, and they knew snow was not far off; for on the Yukon it must get warm in order to snow.
In the morning they awoke to find ten inches of snow on their robes.
One said this thing, one that, but all agreed that they must wait to act until the snow melted.
You shall not find these, for they have died in the snow.
On they flew over woods and lakes, over seas, and many lands; and beneath them the chilling storm rushed fast, the wolves howled, the snow crackled; above them flew large screaming crows, but higher up appeared the moon, quite large and bright; and it was on it that Kay gazed during the long long winter's night; while by day he slept at the feet of the Snow Queen.
On each side of the ridge, we had to pass over broad bands of perpetual snow, which were now soon to be covered by a fresh layer.
On several patches of the snow I found the Protococcus nivalis, or red snow, so well known from the accounts of Arctic navigators.
When bacon is frying they must run away from the fire and cough half an hour in the snow.
Pierre clutched his temples, and turning round went into the forest, trampling through the deep snow, and muttering incoherent words:
the little one cried again and again, stretching itself forward so as almost to escape from Silas's arms, before he himself was aware that there was something more than the bush before him--that there was a human body, with the head sunk low in the furze, and half-covered with the shaken snow.
The snow was generally at least twenty inches in depth, and in many places much more: those who dismounted had to beat their way with toilsome steps.