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  • n. Alternative spelling of quinzhee.


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  • In the winter though, I am going to have to go with a quinzee.

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  • Placing twigs of approximately the same length into the snow mound will help to keep the dome of the quinzee a uniform thickness.

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  • It is difficult while digging inside the quinzee to maintain a uniform wall thickness.

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  • "After setting up tents, we learned how to build a snow cave, or quinzee (thought to be a word and technique derived from the Athabascan people)."

    - Polar Discovery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    November 30, 2007