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- n. Plural form of khud.
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Nick Adams came up past George, big back and blond head still faintly snowy, then his skis started slipping at the edge and he swooped down, hissing in the crystalline powder snow and seeming to float up and drop down as he went up and down the billowing khuds.
But he fell clear of the tree; and these _khuds_ are the most chancy things imaginable.
Through grey avenues of forest trees -- rolling down khuds, ringing up crags -- the voice of Nut Kut went on out beyond the mountain peaks, to meet approaching day.
Down the long slopes and up the steep inclines -- the two big elephants close on either side of Mitha Baba -- plunging into khuds and out again -- most of the time up-ended, one way or the other, at astounding angles -- the wild herd raced with Mitha Baba toward whatever destination she might choose.
The accident was a calamity, because Skag's was already worn out cutting step-way to climb out of khuds, and this was all they had left to serve such a purpose.