Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ice formed by the freezing of slush: such ice is opaque and white, owing to the incompleteness of the melting of the snow: opposed to black ice. The word is especially used of ice thus formed in places where, without the snow, black ice would have been formed, as on a pond or a river.

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Examples

  • That is right before your body remembers it respects gravity, and you hit the snow-ice combination below you with a thud that says to everyone around you, "oh, dear, here is a chap that didn't get the proper shoes and boots memo."

    John Hope Bryant: Dispatch from Davos: The Greatest Workout

  • The thermostat blew in my truck so all I was getting was cold air blowing on me, no heater at all, Then a snow-ice storm blew in.

    Out Cold

  • The man has gone out -- if not out on to the Barrier, then certainly into it -- into snow-ice, and then he comes back and says that it is all a mass of steam.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • The latter, which can be influenced by snow loading and the generation of surface "snow-ice", also controls the surface albedo and the effectiveness of insolation in reducing ice strength.

    River and lake ice in the Arctic

  • Of course the factual isotope data in compressed and merged annual snow-ice layers is mainly a function of seasonal temperature and seasonal precipitation.

    Some Ice Cores in NAS – Antarctic « Climate Audit

  • When a warm rain in the middle of the winter melts off the snow-ice from Walden, and leaves a hard dark or transparent ice on the middle, there will be

    Walden

  • The man has gone out — if not out on to the Barrier, then certainly into it — into snow-ice, and then he comes back and says that it is all a mass of steam.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • The datum is that some of these hailstones were composed of from twenty to twenty-five layers alternately of clear ice and snow-ice.

    The Book of the Damned

  • These were elevated on blocks of snow-ice, which strikingly imitated, at

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • The floe was fast wasting under the April sun, and his horses 'iron-shod hoofs sank deep into the snow-ice, which the night-frosts had left at morn as hard as flint.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

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