from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cloud from which snow is falling or is likely to fall.


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  • The air and the ground stood at freezing point, and a heavy layer of yellowish snow-cloud hung like a threat over the afternoon.

    The Elvis Latte

  • The moon, in her third quarter, had risen since the snowstorm; but the dense accumulation of snow-cloud weakened her power to a faint twilight, which was rather pervasive of the landscape than traceable to the sky.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • He puts his trust in a snow-cloud: the Wilderness, the Wind, the Hail-Storm are his refuge: his allies are the elements - Air, Fire, Water.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Bang! bang! roared the heavy double-barrel, as the white snow-cloud was lit up for an instant with the crimson tongues of levin-fire, and the huge leader, with a broken wing, fell on the limp body of his dead mate.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • They could see the dim forms of these now and then as the snow-cloud changed.

    Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp Or, Lost in the Backwoods

  • When the snow-cloud lifted, the Pass was still completely veiled from him, and the peak the prospector's party had ascended was then cut off by the intervening ridge.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Suppose their coach, which had directly preceded the observation car, had escaped; the snow-cloud, parting on the mountain top, showed that the roofs of the station still remained.

    The Rim of the Desert

  • Rough Brother North Wind was doing his best to blow up another snow-cloud.

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • There, above the sky of the horizon, apparently suspended in mid-air half-way to the zenith, hung like delicate bubbles the double snow-cloud peaks of

    African Camp Fires

  • He knew the sad gray skies of his native land, when its lonely heights are blurred by driving snow-cloud or scourged by bitter rain for weeks together, though now and then they tower serenely into the blue heavens, steeped in ethereal splendor.

    Vane of the Timberlands


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