snow

Definitions

  • THREE MILES FROM ORANGES TO SNOW
    THREE MILES FROM ORANGES TO SNOW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snow conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
    • v snow fall as snow "It was snowing all night"
    • n snow street names for cocaine
    • n Snow English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)
    • n snow precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    • n snow a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
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Additional illustrations & photos:

BUFFALOES IN THE SNOW BUFFALOES IN THE SNOW
Snow Locomotive. Takes the place of 12 teamsters and 12 horses. Minnesota Snow Locomotive. Takes the place of 12 teamsters and 12 horses. Minnesota
A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow
Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow
A snow-covered barn and farmyard A snow-covered barn and farmyard
Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby Uncle Godfrey wades through snow, two horses and a dingo nearby
THE MAGIC MIRROR—LITTLE SNOW-WHITE THE MAGIC MIRROR—LITTLE SNOW-WHITE
The Queen and senseless Snow-White The Queen and senseless Snow-White

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Himalayas means the "home of snow."
    • n Snow (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.
    • Snow 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."
    • v. i Snow To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
    • v. t Snow To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.
    • Snow 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Francis Bacon died of hypothermia while trying to freeze a chicken by stuffing it with snow.
    • n snow The aqueous vapor of the atmosphere precipitated in a crystalline form, and falling to the earth in flakes, each flake consisting of a distinct crystal, or more commonly of combinations of separate crystals. The crystals belong to the hexagonal system, and are generally in the form of thin plates and long needles or spiculæ; by their different modes of union they present uncounted varieties of very beautiful figures. The whiteness of snow is due primarily to the large number of reflecting surfaces arising from the minuteness of the crystals. When sufficient pressure is applied, the slightly adhering crystals are brought into molecular contact, and the snow, losing its white color, assumes the form of ice. This change takes place when snow is gradually transformed into the ice of a glacier. Precipitation takes the form of snow when the temperature of the air at the earth's surface is near or below the freezing-point, and the flakes are larger the moister the air and the higher its temperature. The annual depth of snowfall and the number of days on which the ground is covered with snow are important elements of climate. In a ship's log-book abbreviated s.
    • n snow A snowfall; a snow-storm.
    • n snow A winter; hence, in enumeration, a year: as, five snows.
    • n snow Something that resembles snow, as white blossoms.
    • n snow In heraldry, white; argent.
    • snow To fall as snow: used chiefly impersonally: as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
    • snow To scatter or cause to fall like snow.
    • snow To surround, cover, or imprison with snow: with in, up, under, or over: often used figuratively. See snow-bound.
    • n snow A vessel equipped with two masts, resembling the mainmast and foremast of a ship, and a third small mast just abaft and close to the mainmast, carrying a trysail. It is identical with a brig, except that the brig bends her fore-and-aft mainsail to the mainmast, while the snow bends it to the trysail-mast. Vessels are no longer rigged in this way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis and Minnesota.
    • n Snow snō the crystalline form into which the excess of vapour in the atmosphere is condensed when the temperature is below freezing: a snowfall: a winter:
    • v.i., v.t Snow to fall in snow, to cover with snow
    • v.t Snow to throw snowballs at
    • v.i Snow to throw snowballs
    • v.i Snow to walk or travel on such
    • n Snow snō a vessel once much in use, differing only from a brig in having the boom-mainsail traversing on the trysail-mast, instead of hooped to the mainmast.
    • n Snow snō (her.) white argent
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Quotations

  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    “In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.”
  • Simon Dach
    Simon Dach
    “Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov
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    “Genius is an African who dreams up snow.”
  • Maya Angelou
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    “Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.”
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    “Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.”

Idioms

White as snow - If something or someone is as white as snow, they are perfect or completely uncorrupted and honest.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. snow, snaw, AS. snāw,; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. snēo, G. schnee, Icel. snær, snjōr, snajār, Sw. snö, Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. snëgas, Russ. snieg', Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr. acc. ni`fa, also AS. snīwan, to snow, G. schneien, OHG. snīwan, Lith. snigti, L. ningit, it snows, Gr. ni`fei, Zend snizh, to snow; cf. Skr. snih, to be wet or sticky. √172
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. snáw; Ger. schnee, L. nix, nivis.

Usage

In literature:

At night it's deadly silent, unless there's a blizzard howling; the plains are very lonely when the snow lies deep.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
The snow has begun earlier than usual, has it not?
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Beyond, on the other side, lay the equally unmeasured expanse of snow-whitened land.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
And the dampness of it gave him an idea there were snow banks somewhere not far distant.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The snow was now gone from the wooded hills and the days were warm again.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
It was snowing again, the snow now coming down in regular "chunks" as Dick said.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
There was a foot of snow upon the ground, and it was snowing heavily.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Without are the night and the snow-storm.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Great masses of snow were lifted from the mountain-top and driven before the almost solid wind.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The snows of winter, melting at midday, sink into the rocks' minutest cracks.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
As this trail was constantly used, the snow was packed down, while the untrampled snow on each side of it lay from two to four feet deep.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Rain and snow often fell abundantly.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
It had been snowing slightly since morning, and now the flakes began to come down thicker than ever.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
It began to snow on the morning of the twenty-fifth, with an east and northeast wind.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
Finally out of the smother of snow Sucatash came driving, head bent and hat brim pulled down to avoid the snow.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
White Brother of the Snow tells us he will remain for many moons.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
But it was hid by the snow, which, if it did not produce utter darkness, rendered navigation difficult.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Her face is young and fair, and of a bright complexion, but her hair is white as snow.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
The night was calm; nothing stirred, but snow laden clouds were hurrying along, high up in the sky.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach
In the afternoon it snowed and by night the earth was clothed in white.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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In poetry:

As the snow
Engulfs my hut
At dusk
My heart, too
Is completely consumed
"This World" by Taigu Ryokan
Now he is dead
How should I know
My true love's arms
From wind and snow?
"The End of Love" by Kathleen Raine
Within
A light snow
Three Thousand Realms
Within those realms
Light snow falls
"This World" by Taigu Ryokan
Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow,
Waving so flower-like
When the winds blow!
"The Fountain" by James Russell Lowell
When winter comes
It will die! No, no,
It will only hide
From the frost and snow.
"Up And-Down" by George MacDonald
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath.
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the Sea.
"Elbereth" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

00 PM on December 8, 2010 by Paul Huttner Filed under: Lake effect snow, Snow, Winter storms.
After some heavy snow in Santa Fe and in the Ski Areas of Northern New Mexico snow is now exiting the area focusing in eastern parts of the state.
Photo submitted – Children participating in the snow box derby during last year's snow festival at Bendigo State Park.
0One of the only spots to see any snow has been Marquette Mountain thanks to snow guns that have been running 24-7 since Friday.
Snow has fallen across parts of the area this Tuesday but little to no snow is expected in the DC Metro.
Snow or snow, it's "Christmas In Little Falls" today.
An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Snow and blowing snow is creating some hazardous travel conditions in northern Wisconsin.
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Even though real snow was falling, the snow making machines were kept running Saturday evening and will be running for the next few nights as well.
Keep sending your Report It photos of snow outside and from your backyard and we will add them to our " Snow Falls in WNY" photo gallery.
We should mention that this snow is good packing snow .
Snow in Denver, Snow Forecast For Northern Colorado.
We are behind normal in snowfall , but snow -lovers, don't despair: A big lake effect snow event or two can catch us back up in the snow category.
The snow that comes on Christmas day won't be a crippling snow , but it will make travel terrible.
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In science:

Finally, we note that the ALMA Design Reference Science Plan contains a proposal for detecting the snow line in nearby protoplanetary disks.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
If instead sublimated ices dominate with no observable H and He, it would indicate that GJ 1214b formed beyond its star’s snow line and migrated inward to its current orbital distance.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
The vertical line represents the snow line a = aice = 2.7 AU.
Planetary Growth with Collisional Fragmentation and Gas Drag
Bromwich DH (1988) Snow in high southern latitudes.
Astronomy in Antarctica
We suggested that either these planets were scattered from a distance that is substantially closer to the host star than the snow line, or they were scattered to a further separation and then later migrated inward under the influence of tidal interaction with their host stars to their present positions.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
For detection of faces and eyes we used normalized correlation based pre-detector and SNoW based verificator.
Computerized Face Detection and Recognition
Snowflakes and viscous fingers: In conventional Monte Carlo simulations, many variants of DLA have been proposed to model real patterns found in nature (Bunde and Havlin (1996)).
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
For example, clusters closely ressembling snowflakes can be grown by a combination of noise control (requiring multiple hits before attachment) and anisotropy (on a lattice).
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
Major conclusions are that the wind speed pro files in Dome C appears as the most stable among all the astronomical sites ever tested, and that the major part of the atmospheric turbulence is probably generated in the first 100 m above the snow surface, where the temperature gradients are the steepest (around 0.1 ◦C/m).
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
During the 2004-05 summer campaign, the presence of two DIMMs observing simultaneously at two different heights (3 m and 8 m over the plateau snow surface) allowed an investigation of the contribution of the surface layer to the seeing.
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
On the vertical axis, height is counted from the snow (altitude 3260m).
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
Among the numerous results presented in that paper, we found that the temperature pro file exhibit strong gradient in the bound ary layer (the first 100 m above the snow).
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
You do not necessarily need to build particle detectors to count energetic protons from flares and CMEs; you can simply count the “snow storms” at the edges of the EIT CCD camera (Didkovsky et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Obviously one of the more hazardous snow-bridges is the need to include binaries in your population.
Astrophysics in 2006
With regard to planet formation in binaries, an important point in this model is that the protoplanetary cores that give rise to the giant planets have to form beyond the snow line (i.e. beyond 1–4 AU for solar-type stars) to benefit from the presence of ices as catalysts.
Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence with Spectroscopic and Imaging Observations
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