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snow


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snow  \Snow\,  n.  [LG.  snaue,  or  D.  snaauw  from  LG  snau  a  snout, 
  a  beak.]  (Naut.) 
  A  square-rigged  vessel,  differing  from  a  brig  only  in  that 
  she  has  a  trysail  mast  close  abaft  the  mainmast,  on  which  a 
  large  trysail  is  hoisted. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snow  \Snow\,  n.  [OE.  snow,  snaw,  AS  sn[=a]w;  akin  to  D.  sneeuw 
  OS  &  OHG.  sn[=e]o,  G.  schnee,  Icel.  sn[ae]r,  snj[=o]r, 
  snaj[=a]r,  Sw  sn["o],  Dan.  snee,  Goth.  snaiws,  Lith. 
  sn["e]gas,  Russ.  snieg',  Ir  &  Gael.  sneachd  W.  nyf,  L.  nix, 
  nivis,  Gr  acc.  ni`fa,  also  AS  sn[=i]wan  to  snow,  G. 
  schneien  OHG.  sn[=i]wan,  Lith.  snigti  L.  ningit  it  snows, 
  Gr  ni`fei,  Zend  snizh  to  snow;  cf  Skr.  snih  to  be  wet  or 
  sticky.  [root]172.] 
  1.  Watery  particles  congealed  into  white  or  transparent 
  crystals  or  flakes  in  the  air,  and  falling  to  the  earth, 
  exhibiting  a  great  variety  of  very  beautiful  and  perfect 
  forms. 
 
  Note:  Snow  is  often  used  to  form  compounds,  most  of  which  are 
  of  obvious  meaning;  as  snow-capped,  snow-clad, 
  snow-cold,  snow-crowned,  snow-crust,  snow-fed, 
  snow-haired,  snowlike  snow-mantled,  snow-nodding, 
  snow-wrought,  and  the  like 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Something  white  like  snow,  as  the  white  color 
  (argent)  in  heraldry;  something  which  falls  in  or  as  in 
  flakes. 
 
  The  field  of  snow  with  eagle  of  black  therein. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Red  snow}.  See  under  {Red}. 
 
  {Snow  bunting}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Snowbird},  1. 
 
  {Snow  cock}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  snow  pheasant. 
 
  {Snow  flea}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  black  leaping  poduran 
  ({Achorutes  nivicola})  often  found  in  winter  on  the  snow 
  in  vast  numbers. 
 
  {Snow  flood},  a  flood  from  melted  snow. 
 
  {Snow  flower}  (Bot.),  the  fringe  tree. 
 
  {Snow  fly},  or  {Snow  insect}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several 
  species  of  neuropterous  insects  of  the  genus  {Boreus}.  The 
  male  has  rudimentary  wings;  the  female  is  wingless.  These 
  insects  sometimes  appear  creeping  and  leaping  on  the  snow 
  in  great  numbers. 
 
  {Snow  gnat}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  wingless  dipterous  insect  of  the 
  genus  {Chionea}  found  running  on  snow  in  winter. 
 
  {Snow  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  arctic 
  geese  of  the  genus  {Chen}.  The  common  snow  goose  ({Chen 
  hyperborea}),  common  in  the  Western  United  States  in 
  winter,  is  white,  with  the  tips  of  the  wings  black  and 
  legs  and  bill  red.  Called  also  {white  brant},  {wavey},  and 
  {Texas  goose}.  The  blue,  or  blue-winged,  snow  goose  ({C. 
  c[oe]rulescens})  is  varied  with  grayish  brown  and  bluish 
  gray,  with  the  wing  quills  black  and  the  head  and  upper 
  part  of  the  neck  white.  Called  also  {white  head}, 
  {white-headed  goose},  and  {bald  brant}. 
 
  {Snow  leopard}  (Zool.),  the  ounce. 
 
  {Snow  line},  lowest  limit  of  perpetual  snow.  In  the  Alps  this 
  is  at  an  altitude  of  9,000  feet,  in  the  Andes,  at  the 
  equator,  16,000  feet. 
 
  {Snow  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  vole  ({Arvicola  nivalis}) 
  which  inhabits  the  Alps  and  other  high  mountains. 
 
  {Snow  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  large  handsome  gallinaceous  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Tetraogallus},  native  of  the  lofty  mountains  of  Asia.  The 
  Himalayn  snow  pheasant  ({T.  Himalayensis})  in  the 
  best-known  species.  Called  also  {snow  cock},  and  {snow 
  chukor}. 
 
  {Snow  partridge}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Partridge}. 
 
  {Snow  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  pigeon  ({Columba  leuconota}) 
  native  of  the  Himalaya  mountains.  Its  back  neck,  and  rump 
  are  white,  the  top  of  the  head  and  the  ear  coverts  are 
  black. 
 
  {Snow  plant}  (Bot.),  a  fleshy  parasitic  herb  ({Sarcodes 
  sanguinea})  growing  in  the  coniferous  forests  of 
  California.  It  is  all  of  a  bright  red  color,  and  is  fabled 
  to  grow  from  the  snow,  through  which  it  sometimes  shoots 
  up 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snow  \Snow\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snowed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Snowing}.] 
  To  fall  in  or  as  snow;  --  chiefly  used  impersonally;  as  it 
  snows;  it  snowed  yesterday. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snow  \Snow\,  v.  t. 
  To  scatter  like  snow;  to  cover  with  or  as  with  snow. 
  --Donne.  Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  snow 
  n  1:  precipitation  falling  from  clouds  in  the  form  of  ice 
  crystals  [syn:  {snowfall}] 
  2:  a  layer  of  snowflakes  (white  crystals  of  frozen  water) 
  covering  the  ground 
  3:  a  narcotic  (alkaloid)  extracted  from  coca  leaves;  used  as  a 
  surface  anesthetic  or  taken  for  pleasure;  can  become 
  addictive  [syn:  {cocaine},  {cocain},  {coke},  {C}] 
  v  1:  fall  as  snow;  "It  was  snowing  all  night" 
  2:  conceal  one's  true  motives  from  esp.  by  elaborately 
  feigning  good  intentions  so  as  to  gain  an  end  "He 
  bamboozled  his  professors  into  thinking  that  he  knew  the 
  subject  well"  [syn:  {bamboozle},  {hoodwink},  {lead  by  the 
  nose},  {play  false}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Snow,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  74567 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Snow 
  Common  in  Palestine  in  winter  (Ps.  147:16).  The  snow  on  the  tops 
  of  the  Lebanon  range  is  almost  always  within  view  throughout  the 
  whole  year.  The  word  is  frequently  used  figuratively  by  the 
  sacred  writers  (Job  24:19;  Ps  51:7;  68:14;  Isa.  1:18).  It  is 
  mentioned  only  once  in  the  historical  books  (2  Sam.  23:20).  It 
  was  "carried  to  Tyre,  Sidon,  and  Damascus  as  a  luxury,  and 
  labourers  sweltering  in  the  hot  harvest-fields  used  it  for  the 
  purpose  of  cooling  the  water  which  they  drank  (Prov.  25:13;  Jer. 
  18:14).  No  doubt  Herod  Antipas,  at  his  feasts  in  Tiberias, 
  enjoyed  also  from  this  very  source  the  modern  luxury  of 
  ice-water." 
 




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