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  • The trail grew more rugged; their packs grew heavier; and each day saw the snow-line dropping down the mountains, while freight jumped to sixty cents.

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  • The cold weather had come on with the long nights, and the sun had begun to play his ancient game of peekaboo along the southern snow-line ere aught was heard of Malemute Kid's grub-stake.

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  • In the past few years, however, the snow-line has risen 1,500 feet up the mountain.

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  • The vegetation is characteristically tropical alpine herbs with dwarf shrubs, and occurs above 3,500 meters (m) between the tree-line and the permanent snow-line.

    Central Andean dry puna

  • They pointed out jinn settlements just below the snow-line on the mountain slopes.

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  • Above the snow-line they are frequently hidden by arched-over accumulations of winter snow.

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  • The snow above the snow-line was too soft for wheeled carriage, and not hard enough for sledge.

    No Thoroughfare

  • Appennines, for instance, would bring them up to the permanent snow-line and change the character of the entire Italian peninsula.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • It happened when daylight was growing shorter, and the red heat of the earth was gone, and the snow-line of distant granite peaks had crept already lower, and the chattering birds that spent their summer in our band of oak-trees were beginning to find their food get short, and to prime swift wings for the lowland; and I, having never felt bitter cold, was trembling at what I heard of it.

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  • The sun was setting red and rayless, with a play of many lights and tints, over the landscape up to the snow-line on the Sierra.

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