Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Amblyopia caused by the reflection of light from the snow, and consequent exhaustion of the retina.
- n. temporary blindness caused by exposure to sunlight reflected from snow or ice
“Frostbite, snow-blindness and altitude sickness are occupational hazards: Even breathing here is hard labor.”
“It's a condition similar to snow-blindness, but caused by staring at gloomy financial forecasts for so long that some people become blinded to reality.”
“Thinking that perhaps our friend had had a relapse of snow-blindness, I went in to announce our return.”
“The spectacles I wore -- Hanssen had the same; they were the only two pairs we had -- gave perfect protection; not once did I have a sign of snow-blindness.”
“For the first time during the trip I had a touch of snow-blindness that afternoon.”
“Like all other ills, snow-blindness may easily be dispelled by taking it in time.”
“I have previously had several severe attacks of snow-blindness.”
“How excellent these glasses are appears clearly enough from the fact that I never had the slightest touch of snow-blindness on the southern journey, although the spectacles were perfectly open and allowed the light to enter freely everywhere.”
“This light is also very trying to the eyes, and one often hears of snow-blindness after such a day.”
“Curiously enough, snow-blindness has something in common with seasickness.”
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