• WordNet 3.6
    • n evening-snow small California annual with white flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evening-snow In California, a delicate herb. Linanthus dichotomus, related to Gilia. It opens its white flowers about four o'clock in the afternoon, closing them again in the morning. It is so abundant on open slopes as to whiten the ground. The flowers are salver-shaped, an inch wide, and oppressively scented.
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In literature:

Many would very probably perish in the attempt, even if the snow should escape being hove against us and stove in.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Even after our snow-shoes were taken off we suffered intense pain, and it was not for some days that either of us was able to walk.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Of course they had to work in darkness so thick that even the white snow could scarcely be seen.
"Away in the Wilderness" by R.M. Ballantyne
He has crossed the great mountains where the snow lies deep even in summer.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
The course of a little rivulet, which meanders through it in summer, was apparent, even though covered with snow.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
In a cartload o' snow, this very evening, he was found, just outside o* this very door.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
Virginia, slim, and tall for her age, with long, flat, yellow braids, handled the snow daintily, even gingerly.
"The Little Mixer" by Lillian Nicholson Shearon
It was now pitch-dark and snowing heavily, the very time which Philippa generally chose for a quiet evening walk.
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
It was late in the evening, dark and snowing.
"Modern Icelandic Plays" by Jóhann Sigurjónsson
We could easily go that distance even through the snow.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)

In poetry:

When snow falls against the window,
Long sounds the evening bell…
For so many has the table
Been prepared, the house set in order.
"Winter Evening" by Georg Trakl
When the snow is on the earth
Birds and waters cease their mirth;
When the sunlight is prevailing
Even the night-winds drop their wailing.
"Coming" by George MacDonald
Broad her snow-white sails outspreading
'Gainst the quiet sky of evening,
Flies a ship without a sailor,
Flies--and whither, who can tell?
"The Phantom Vessel" by Morris Rosenfeld
And like the snow-white dove
Frightened from earth at even
On tempests borne above
My swift-winged soul is driven
Upon thy song to heaven!
"Song To Isa Singing" by Thomas Holley Chivers
Then even in weariest wintry hour
Of New Year's month or surly Yule
Furred snows, charged tuft above tuft, tower
From darksome darksome Penmaen Pool.
"Penmaen Pool" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The orchard earth, unclothed and brown,
Is wintry-hued with petals white:
Even as the snow they glimmer down:
Brief as the snow's their stainless white.
"The Cherry-Snows" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Light snow possible PM & evening from the metro south.
XENIA — Even though snow is not in the forecast for this weekend, Xenia will still be full of Christmas cheer.
Earlier this year, Universal was so high on 'Snow White and the Huntsman ' that they hired David Koepp to draft a sequel before the first film was even released.
Light snow was tapering off in the Twin Cities on Friday evening, but a larger winter storm is expected to affect the area Saturday night through Sunday.
Prep skiers excited for new season, even with limited snow.
It's not everyday we experience icy roads or even snow.
JEFF SCHRIER/The Saginaw News Mike J Hare, right, 24, and his friend Brianne E Goostrey, left, 21, shovel heavy snow from Hare's driveway on Weiss near Darwin in Saginaw Township Thursday evening.
Those were good times, the snowstorms were big and the snow piles were even bigger.
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – More of the Muskegon County Road Commission's plow trucks are featuring snow wing plows , so the roads agency is requesting that motorists use even more caution this winter season.
It was a sure sign of spring, even with two feet of snow still on my deck, when I found beautiful thin tall bundles of asparagus in the grocery store.
The indoor pond maintains a flora-filled interior even when it's snowing outside.
The last winter storm of February roared in like a lion instead of like a lamb as a potent and strong cold front plummeted temperatures and dropped several inches of heavy snow in its wake last evening.
When snow falls on Erie, concerts continue, games go on and even new opportunities open up for tourists.
Mother Nature cheated on Father Time with Jack Frost 'n we got snow this evening.
Clermont Northeastern Schools Superintendent Neil Leist explains how he was able to acquire three million dollars worth of computers, laptops, desks, office supplies -- even a snow plow truck -- into his cash-strapped district.

In science:

The question then arises, if during the timescale preceeding the opening of the gap the midplane temperature in the vicinity of the accreting planet core could drop below the ice condensation limit even for orbits with r much shorter than the ”snow line” radius in the undisturbed disk.
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
Our results differ from existing calculations (in that they bring the snow line even closer in), because the dust grains properties we used have higher albedo and more forward throwing.
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
What is then the determining factor for the division between terrestrial and giant planets in our Solar System remains unexplained (as it did even with a snow line at 2.7AU ).
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks