from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Enveloped in, or confined by, snow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shut in by a heavy fall of snow; unable to get away from one's house or place of sojourn on account of the obstruction of travel by snow; blocked by snow, as a railway-train.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. confined or shut in by heavy snow
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Their path took them from the high, arid plateau of Tibet, across mountain trails, glaciers and snow-bound passes into the kingdom of Sikkim.
Following rival clans at a time of clashing paganism and Christianity, it is a ceaseless flow of ravishing images: nuns clasping doves while climbing to a convent on a hill; the maiden Marketa's white-hooded head resting on her father's shoulder as they drive through a snow-bound landscape; stags glimpsed through trees in the aftermath of violence.
A taboo had seemingly been broken – that of never dropping your axe on snow-bound hills, for then you are helpless.
The novel is told in retrospect from the end-point of the snow-bound winter of 2009, when Dublin has ground to a halt and the streets are empty and blanketed, as if in a faint tribute to the end of Joyce's great story of love, loss, family and nation, "The Dead": "snow was general all over Ireland".
If nothing else, they quickly become lethal where roads are not snow-bound.
Just as Phil Connors in the movie had to keep reliving the same to him boring, tiresome day over and over, so people in rural Pennsylvania had to face the dreariness of endless overcast, snow-bound days.
Officials are unveiling the race this year with relatively modest terms, but they hope to position the race as soon as next year as an important destination for snow-bound European teams looking for good roads and warm weather.
If raised army size actually in the field and not on garrison duty (for a period greater than or equal to an entire growing season) exceeds 1% of the supporting population size, the probability of famine within twelve months following is 75% for non-snow-bound cultures and over 90% for snow-bound cultures.
Their glossy wooden flanks provide a warm contrast to the dull, gray-brown bark of the trees that surround the snow-bound meadow.
MONTAGNE: Jenn Wasner used that snow-bound time - when she was trapped inside, feeling stir crazy - to turn inward and further craft the album.
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