Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An avalanche; also, any mass of snow sliding down an incline, as a roof.
- n. In lumbering, a temporary slide on a steep slope, made by dragging a large log through deep snow which is soft or thawing. When frozen solid, the track may be used to slide logs to a point at which they can be reached by sleds.
“In the distance, a great white mass lazily rose, and rising higher and higher, and disentangling itself from the azure, at last gleamed before our prow like a snow-slide, new slid from the hills.”
“In the second act, Hulk and the humans separately stumble upon different parts of the Louvre, recently uncovered via a snow-slide from its icy entombment.”
“He describes a calm day when a great white mass rose out of the sea 'like a snow-slide, new slid from the hills.”
“The snow-slide was like a long, flat cart with runners instead of wheels - an elongated sleigh.”
“Morgan went first, pulling the big snow-slide easily.”
“He took hold of the ropes at the front of the snow-slide and ran them over his shoulders.”
“Carlota Juanita stood in the door, waving to us as long as we could see her, and Manuel P.F. sat with Mr. Stewart to guide us around the snow-slide.”
“The whole way was blocked, and what to do we didn't know, for the horses could hardly be gotten along and we could not pass the snow-slide.”
“There had been a snow-slide and the cañon was half-filled with snow, rock, and broken trees.”
“A dried-up mummy of a man advanced from the fire to meet us, explaining that he had seen us through his field-glasses and, knowing about the snow-slide, had ventured to attract us to his poor place.”
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