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  • Once, like another Crusoe, by the edge of the river he came upon a track, -- the faint tracery of a snowshoe rabbit on the delicate snow-crust.

    In a Far Country

  • Once, like another Crusoe, by the edge of the river he came upon a track, -- the faint tracery of a snowshoe rabbit on the delicate snow-crust.

    In a Far Country

  • What caused sore feet on this journey was the stretches of snow-crust we had to cross; it was not strong enough to bear the dogs, and they broke through and cut their paws.

    The South Pole~ Depot Journeys

  • In the course of the winter I threw out half a bushel of ears of sweet corn, which had not got ripe, on to the snow-crust by my door, and was amused by watching the motions of the various animals which were baited by it.

    Walden

  • One would approach at first warily through the shrub oaks, running over the snow-crust by fits and starts like a leaf blown by the wind, now a few paces this way, with wonderful speed and waste of energy, making inconceivable haste with his

    Walden

  • I took a step, and lo, away it scud with an elastic spring over the snow-crust, straightening its body and its limbs into graceful length, and soon put the forest between me and itself — the wild free venison, asserting its vigor and the dignity of Nature.

    Walden

  • What caused sore feet on this journey was the stretches of snow-crust we had to cross; it was not strong enough to bear the dogs, and they broke through and cut their paws.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Death crouches in the treacherous snow-crust beneath or the poised avalanche above.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • Though the snow-crust had frozen once more, and the air was biting cold, there was a feeling in the atmosphere which stirred the blood of the skunk.

    Followers of the Trail

  • An instant the heavy weapon seemed absolutely without motion; then the report crashed through the forest, and the snow-crust was dashed into impalpable powder by a hundred riddling pellets.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

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