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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abundance of snow; snowiness.


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  • If they could not contemplate society as a whole, it was at least a gain to pay homage to that faculty in the human rulers of the world, which had brought the forces of nature -- its pluviosity, nivosity, germinality, and vendemiarity -- under the yoke for the service of men.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) Essay 1: Robespierre


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