from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wide expanse of snow, especially permanent snow, as in the arctic regions.


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  • The mist-clouds close in over the scene — PROFESSOR RUBEK and IRENE, hand in hand, climb up over the snow-field to the right and soon disappear among the lower clouds.

    When We Dead Awaken

  • Suddenly a sound like thunder is heard from high up on the snow-field, which glides and whirls downwards with headlong speed.

    When We Dead Awaken

  • Before me was an unbroken snow-field, untouched, unmarked, bathed in the soft red-gold glow cast by the last rays of the setting sun.


  • They have such features as the Dutch painters give to their madonnas: low-country classic features, regular but round, straight but stolid; and for their depth of expressionless calm, of passionless peace, a polar snow-field could alone offer a type.


  • Suddenly a warm red glow fell on the grass at her feet; she looked back again -- she had not remembered how splendid it was, nor seen anything to compare to it in her dreams -- for there the two high mountain peeks rose into the air like two great flames, the whole snow-field had turned crimson, and rosy-colored clouds floated in the sky above.


  • In front of her rose a broad snow-field, high against the dark-blue sky, while to the left was a huge pile of rocks on either side of which a bare lofty peak, that seemed to pierce the blue, looked frowningly down upon, her.


  • All around her the steep green slopes shone bright in the evening sun, and soon the great gleaming snow-field up above came in sight.


  • The great snow-field overhead sparkled as if set with thousands and thousands of gold and silver stars.


  • The great snow-field sparkled in the bright sunlight, and the two grey rocky peaks rose in their ancient majesty against the dark blue sky.


  • Then Heidi told him of the mountain with the great snow-field, and how it had been on fire, and had, turned rosy-red and then all of a sudden had grown quite pale again and all the color had disappeared.



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