Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A snow-drift.
“Why, man, I should have been an expounder of the word, with a wig like a snow-wreath, and a stipend like — like — like a hundred pounds a year, I suppose.”
“With all this care, it seemed strange the sick girl did not get well; yet such was the case: she wasted like any snow-wreath in thaw; she faded like any flower in drought.”
“She saw him bend the bow and saw the swift flight of the arrow as it shot out of the chasm and curved out of sight beyond the broken edge of the snow-wreath which masked the summit of the cliff.”
“Suddenly through the snow-wreath that surrounded her she saw something waving.”
“Then, to be sure, you froze your back while you burned your face, your water froze nightly in your pitcher, your breath congealed in ice-wreaths on the blankets, and you could write your name on the pretty snow-wreath that had sifted in through the window-cracks.”
“A little form of airy lightness, a very snow-wreath, blew into them.”
“He would turn as pale as a snow-wreath, and melt into nothing just about as quick.”
“And I am desolé, mesdames, that you have not want of me;" and the graceful Alphonse melted away like a snow-wreath in a south wind.”
“Oh, the windy morn of Matlock, when the last snow-wreath had gone,”
“In short, it was one of those moments of intense feeling, when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow-wreath, and the dissolving torrent carries dam and dyke before it.”
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