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  • adj. Affected by snow blindness; temporarily blinded by light reflected off snow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected with snow-blindness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. affect with snow blindness
  • adj. temporarily blinded by exposure to light reflected from snow or ice


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  • I went snow-blind for a time, this spring, and since then my eyes have been playing tricks with me.


  • One of them, snow-blind, towed helplessly at the rear of a sled.


  • Within a days walk all around the place where the special glass had been released, the D'Haran scouts reported that they had seen well over sixty thousand frozen corpses, now drifted over with the snow-blind men unable to care for themselves in the harsh conditions.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • He was tremendously pleased with it; but so he was with his snow-goggles, in spite of the fact that he could not see with them, and that they allowed him to become snow-blind.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • He used his own goggles the whole way, but then, he was the only one who became snow-blind.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • I am not quite certain, though, that he did see us for the moment, as he was about as snow-blind as a man can be.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey

  • If a man comes into the tent in the evening with an inflamed eye and you ask him whether he is snow-blind, you may be sure he will be almost offended.

    The South Pole~ Depot Journeys

  • The towering stack of Broadway stages that Enron called its headquarters — with its profusion of workstations, trading boards, copiers, speakerphones, fax machines, and shredders — made visiting banker-broker types go snow-blind.

    The Autumn of the Multitaskers

  • REAL ESTATE TYCOON Xavier Brown's eyes were rolled way back in his head, his open silk shirt showing an expanse of snow-blind white belly.

    Step on a Crack

  • The weather had been so bad on the last part of the trip that three of the eight men had seriously frostbitten toes and all eight of them were snow-blind to some extent, Lieutenant Little himself completely blind for the last five days and sick with terrible headaches.

    The Terror


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  • I've not seen it used in this way before, but it's just perfect:

    I want a Netbook and having been looking at different ones for a few days, but am now snow-blind from all the reviews.

    (also snowblind)

    February 27, 2009