Definitions

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  • n. snow and water mixed, or snow just melted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Snow and water mixed, or snow just melted; very cold liquor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Snow and water mixed; figuratively, very cold liquor.

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Examples

  • It was a village of no importance, save for the road that close by forded the Guadalete, which was a pale icy mountain stream, snow-broth, as Shakespeare said.

    The Judge

  • The valleys smiled, high places lifted up their heads, the hasty Gave de Pau swirled on its shining way, a laughing sash of snow-broth, and all the countryside glowed with the cheerful aspect of a well-treated slave.

    Jonah and Co.

  • Physically, she hadn't responded to him in the least; but the long silences of Roscarna and particularly those of the following winter, when Slieveannilaun loomed above the woods like an immense and snowy ghost, and the lake was frozen until the cold spell broke and snow-broth swirled desolately under the Palladian bridge, gave her time for reflection in which her fancy began to dwell on the problems of ideal love.

    The Tragic Bride

  • And perhaps the seeming “snow-broth blood” of Angelo puts him upon affecting a more frisky circulation than he really has.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • “This is none of your snow-broth, Peggy,” said the mother, “it's warming, it's as good as the Widow's bitter-bags.”

    Margaret

  • And perhaps the seeming "snow-broth blood" of Angelo puts him upon affecting a more frisky circulation than he really has.

    Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. With An Historical Sketch Of The Origin And Growth Of The Drama In England

  • In his absence Angelo, a man "whose blood is very snow-broth", is to take charge.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • When the hill-streams run full after the melting of the snows, that's snow-broth. "

    The Judge

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