from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large expanse of snow, especially at the head of a glacier.
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- n. A large permanent expanse of snow on a mountain or at the head of a glacier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a permanent wide expanse of snow
By dawn I was at the first snowfield, which had a good track in it.
Our options were further limited by the fact that we need four-wheel drive — the Taconic, our preferred route upstate, is double the fun in a blizzard and the driveway of our house is essentially a snowfield until someone remembers to plow us out.
Standing on a snowfield far from any city as oceans of 10-degree air flow from the north, one can peer into the disc of the galaxy as if from space.
It is a curious source of pleasure to stand on the bridge and look up at the snowfield in the distant mountains and know that is where the stream begins.
Above us we still had a steep, loose snowfield to cross and a large overhanging cornice to surmount before summiting — both of which would prove to be the hardest climbing of the route.
Located in the Elk range just west of Aspen, Snowmass is known primarily for it's permanent snowfield (thus the name) and being very remote.
They slept in unheated tents on a snowfield smooth as a starched shirt.
From Independencia, we traverse a long snowfield, then up steep snow to the base of the Canaletta at 22,100 feet.
In fact, it's kind of fun to imagine some other intelligence peering down through their telescopes at our blue-white orb, trying to make sense of these giant images suddenly spreading across snowfield and desert and lagoon.
So if the heavens do not open up and snow for you, then turn your own home into a snowfield.
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