from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knowledge of the behavior of snow and the best methods of combatting it: an important part of successful mountaineering.
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I sometimes wondered whether Swiss guides would have much to teach either him or Walter in snow-craft; their chief instruction would probably be along the line of taking more chances, wisely.
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