from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A melting of snow; a thaw.
  • n. In forestry, the breaking of trees by snow.
  • n. An area on which trees have been broken by snow.
  • n. See shelter-belt.


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  • Farther up the headland, other workers were building a plow-shaped snowbreak intended to divert blowing, drifting snow into the valley of the eastern fork of the Hainlin, away from both the wall and the powerhouse on the Husgen side.


  • And so, like snowbreak from the mountains, for every staircase is

    The French Revolution

  • But it also doesn’t stop the avalanche for the snowflake to say I’ll just keep on going down this mountain until the government builds a snowbreak.

    When do you not mind breaking the law?


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