from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short fall of snow with a high wind.


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  • Once, for ten minutes, the sun shone at midday, and ten minutes afterward a new gale was piping up, both watches were shortening sail, and all was buried in the obscurity of a driving snow-squall.


  • That night, at the head of Tagish Lake, in the thick of a driving snow-squall, they overhauled the Flora.


  • It was in the late afternoon, during a lull in such a gale, that Kit and John Bellew helped the cousins load the boat and watched it disappear down the lake in a snow-squall.


  • But when he reached the crest of the divide in the thick of a driving snow-squall, it was in the company of his Indians, and his secret pride was that he had come through with them and never squealed and never lagged.


  • She laughed deliciously, and a snow-squall drove upon us and cut our cheeks, and the Elsinore flung over and down as if she would never rise again, while we held on and swept through the air in a dizzying arc.


  • Headed out through a blinding snow-squall this morning to meet up with kinzel for a cup of coffee and some chat.

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  • But aside from the occasional snow-squall or having to stop to retrieve something valuable that someone had dropped, we made good time.

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  • On May 6 we passed Cape Horn in very fair weather; it is true we, had a snow-squall of hurricane violence, but it did not last much more than half an hour.

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  • We found that there was good going for a sledge as far as the north-east corner of the bay, but did not get much information regarding the conditions farther on owing to the view becoming obscured by a snow-squall.

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  • Nepal, said four of five other climbers who went missing during the snow-squall were believed dead.

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