snow eater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snow eater a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
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Usage

In literature:

Even the slate-colored snow-bird, a seed-eater, comes and nibbles it occasionally.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
When the lodges lay covered with snow the Chis-chis-chash sang songs to the absent ones of the Fire Eater's band.
"The Way of an Indian" by Frederic Remington
This sudden dry heat is a great snow-eater.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
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