from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An avalanche; also, any mass of snow sliding down an incline, as a roof.
  • n. In lumbering, a temporary slide on a steep slope, made by dragging a large log through deep snow which is soft or thawing. When frozen solid, the track may be used to slide logs to a point at which they can be reached by sleds.


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  • In the second act, Hulk and the humans separately stumble upon different parts of the Louvre, recently uncovered via a snow-slide from its icy entombment.

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  • Morgan went first, pulling the big snow-slide easily.

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  • He took hold of the ropes at the front of the snow-slide and ran them over his shoulders.

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  • Carlota Juanita stood in the door, waving to us as long as we could see her, and Manuel P.F. sat with Mr. Stewart to guide us around the snow-slide.

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  • The whole way was blocked, and what to do we didn't know, for the horses could hardly be gotten along and we could not pass the snow-slide.

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  • There had been a snow-slide and the cañon was half-filled with snow, rock, and broken trees.

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  • A dried-up mummy of a man advanced from the fire to meet us, explaining that he had seen us through his field-glasses and, knowing about the snow-slide, had ventured to attract us to his poor place.

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