snow-blindness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snow-blindness temporary blindness caused by exposure to sunlight reflected from snow or ice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Snow-blindness amblyopia caused by the reflection of light from snow
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. snáw; Ger. schnee, L. nix, nivis.

Usage

In literature:

Marjorie felt blinded; it seemed to be snowing inside her eyes so that she wanted to rub them.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
These relentless peaks were clad with blinding snow.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
They rest upon the glittering ice, the snow does not blind them, neither does it cool their hot blood.
"Chatterbox Stories of Natural History" by Anonymous
It was now dark, the snow blinding, and the gale from the northeast fearful.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The air was colder by this time and light flurries of snow kept blinding her eyes as she hurried along.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World" by Margaret Vandercook
Geoffrey went out later for a walk in the blinding snow.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
The sunlight upon the melting snow was well-nigh blinding.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Blindly he struck; stabbing, thrusting, slashing at the great form which was pressing him deeper and deeper into the snow.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Out upon the platform here, in the blinding whirl of snow.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
The snow grew deeper and deeper, and at times it fairly blinded him.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
He rode out into the night careless alike of blinding sleet and drifting snow.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
In thirty minutes we were completely shut in by the lashing force of wind and snow that swept across the plains in a blinding rage.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The shooters stated that part of the hares became snow-blind in spring.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
We were punished for our last forced march by having five out of the sledge-crew laid up with another severe attack of snow-blindness.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
It was impossible to talk, so blinding was the slant of snow and sleet in their faces.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
It caught up the loose snow and sent it whirling this way and that, almost blinding the travelers.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
The stinging wind cut her face and at times the snow blinded her.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
I've never seen two such blinding snow showers.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
The house, when he got close enough to see through the driving snow, was brightly lighted behind drawn blinds.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
I was lost once in the woods in a blinding snow storm.
"Hunting Dogs" by Oliver Hartley
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In poetry:

The cloud-like drifts of snow, with silent sweep
And blinding fury, now come storming on;
Here, shallow spread, there, driven wide and deep,
With muffled beat, they dash upon the lawn.
"The Snow Storm" by George Hannibal Temple
O storm and gale of tears, whose blinding screen
Makes weather of grief, snow's drifting curtain
Palls th'immortal heights once seen.
Hidden, hidden is the heart,
Hidden, hidden is the heart.
"Lament" by Kathleen Raine
Still the gallant little schooner ploughed on the seas,
Through the blinding snow and the stormy breeze;
Until it increased to a fearful hurricane,
Yet the crew wrought manfully and didn't complain.
"Wreck of the Schooner 'Samuel Crawford'" by William Topaz McGonagall
"But now, 'tis wild upon the waste,
And winged upon the wind:
You see, just passing out of sight,
The Ghost of things in a swirl of white!—
The Storm unwinkingly he faced,
Though it snowed enough to blind.
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
Into the home of prayers
And fires where he should prowl down the cloud
Of his snow blind love and rush in the white lairs.
His naked need struck him howling and bowed
Though no sound flowed down the hand folded air
"A Winter's Tale" by Dylan Thomas
My door reached, gladly had I paid
With stammered thanks his courtesy
And theirs, but ne'er a star could see
Of all Heaven's ordered cavalcade.
The inky pools naught held but shade,
Fine snow drove West and blinded me.
"The Companions" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

A Blinding Rush of Snow Leaves Tragedy in the Alps.
A Blinding Rush of Snow Leaves Tragedy in the Alps .
It's easy to forget that wipers are a safety feature--until you end up driving in heavy rain or snow, or are blinded by glare.
Snow-blind climber's father alerts NZ police.
IN 1910 this photo shows how mail was once delivered through snow and sleet and blinding rain.
As I stood in the kitchen, fumbling with the coffeemaker, I slowly raised the blinds and peered out into the snow-covered wonderland in front of me.
Like driving in the fog, or blinding snow one has no idea where they are or where they are going.
Supervisor Bea Rully remembers the hazards of working in the oven-like concrete corridor, including heat exhaustion and snow blindness incurred by the brightness of the concrete walls .
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