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  • n. Plural form of snowdrift.


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  • White patches that looked like snowdrifts from the valley, now show as glaciers coated with snow, through which the blue ice glitters; and by-and-by, as we draw still nearer, another of those strange circular holes, or "occhi" as they are here called, stares down at us from near the top of a small peak, like a hole drilled in a dagger-blade.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Amundsen discovered that all the snowdrifts were actually villages of Eskimo people who knew how to survive the climate, and he purposed to learn from them.

    Nothing Has Changed

  • In New York City, dozens of ambulances were stuck in the snowdrifts overnight, but Mr. Bloomberg said the ambulances were either towed quickly or passengers were transferred to other ambulances.

    City Pulls Off a Snow Job

  • She struggled through snowdrifts up to her knees to get to the picket line, she held her sign high even when the winter winds gusted so strongly they threatened to carry it away—and threatened to carry her away.


  • Yetta had had six more weeks of picketing through snowdrifts and screaming herself hoarse and being beaten up and arrested.


  • The area had been hit by a blizzard and for the last five days my mother, father, brother, and I had been trapped inside with six-foot-tall snowdrifts blocking the doors and windows.

    Welcome to My World

  • But like a phoenix rising from the ashes or perhaps the snowdrifts, Shackleton's Scotch has returned, to be enjoyed by explorers and shut-ins alike.

    Tony Sachs: Drinking The Past: New Spirits Recreate Vintage Tastes

  • At the age of fifty, when I moved here to stay and snowdrifts piled tall in the yard, I carried kindling and firewood from woodshed through toolshed to kitchen range and Glenwood parlor stove, without stepping outside.


  • Whether the dynamic considerations of undersupply of the collective good trump the greater static efficiency of the free-riding in these cases will be an empirical question: Blockbuster movies, quite probably; snowdrifts, maybe not.

    In Praise of Free Riding?

  • The city plowed the streets yesterday and created huge snowdrifts along the walkways.

    The Color of Warm and Cold


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