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 for snow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snow \Snow\, n. [LG. snaue, or D. snaauw, from LG. snau a snout,
     a beak.] (Naut.)
     A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that
     she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a
     large trysail is hoisted.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snow \Snow\, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw,
     OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r,
     snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn["o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith.
     sn["e]gas, Russ. snieg', Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix,
     nivis, Gr. acc. ni`fa, also AS. sn[imac]wan to snow, G.
     schneien, OHG. sn[imac]wan, Lith. snigti, L. ningit it snows,
     Gr. ni`fei, Zend snizh to snow; cf. Skr. snih to be wet or
     sticky. [root]172.]
     1. Watery particles congealed into white or transparent
        crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth,
        exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect
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     Note: Snow is often used to form compounds, most of which are
           of obvious meaning; as, snow-capped, snow-clad,
           snow-cold, snow-crowned, snow-crust, snow-fed,
           snow-haired, snowlike, snow-mantled, snow-nodding,
           snow-wrought, and the like.
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     2. Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color
        (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in,
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              The field of snow with eagle of black therein.
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     Red snow. See under Red.
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     Snow bunting. (Zool.) See Snowbird, 1.
     Snow cock (Zool.), the snow pheasant.
     Snow flea (Zool.), a small black leaping poduran
        ({Achorutes nivicola) often found in winter on the snow
        in vast numbers.
     Snow flood, a flood from melted snow.
     Snow flower (Bot.), the fringe tree.
     Snow fly, or Snow insect (Zool.), any one of several
        species of neuropterous insects of the genus Boreus. The
        male has rudimentary wings; the female is wingless. These
        insects sometimes appear creeping and leaping on the snow
        in great numbers.
     Snow gnat (Zool.), any wingless dipterous insect of the
        genus Chionea found running on snow in winter.
     Snow goose (Zool.), any one of several species of arctic
        geese of the genus Chen. The common snow goose ({Chen
        hyperborea), common in the Western United States in
        winter, is white, with the tips of the wings black and
        legs and bill red. Called also white brant, wavey, and
        Texas goose. The blue, or blue-winged, snow goose ({Chen
        coerulescens) is varied with grayish brown and bluish
        gray, with the wing quills black and the head and upper
        part of the neck white. Called also white head,
        white-headed goose, and bald brant.
     Snow leopard (Zool.), the ounce.
     Snow line, lowest limit of perpetual snow. In the Alps this
        is at an altitude of 9,000 feet, in the Andes, at the
        equator, 16,000 feet.
     Snow+mouse+(Zool.),+a+European+vole+({Arvicola+nivalis">Snow mouse (Zool.), a European vole ({Arvicola nivalis)
        which inhabits the Alps and other high mountains.
     Snow pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of large,
        handsome gallinaceous birds of the genus Tetraogallus,
        native of the lofty mountains of Asia. The Himalayn snow
        pheasant ({Tetraogallus Himalayensis) in the best-known
        species. Called also snow cock, and snow chukor.
     Snow partridge. (Zool.) See under Partridge.
     Snow+pigeon+(Zool.),+a+pigeon+({Columba+leuconota">Snow pigeon (Zool.), a pigeon ({Columba leuconota) native
        of the Himalaya mountains. Its back, neck, and rump are
        white, the top of the head and the ear coverts are black.
     Snow plant (Bot.), a fleshy parasitic herb ({Sarcodes
        sanguinea) growing in the coniferous forests of
        California. It is all of a bright red color, and is fabled
        to grow from the snow, through which it sometimes shoots
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snow \Snow\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Snowed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it
     snows; it snowed yesterday.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snow \Snow\, v. t.
     To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.
     --Donne. Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice
           crystals [syn: snow, snowfall]
      2: a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water)
         covering the ground
      3: English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe
         (1905-1980) [syn: Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow,
         Baron Snow of Leicester]
      4: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, blow, nose candy,
         snow, C]
      v 1: fall as snow; "It was snowing all night"
      2: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately
         feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled
         his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
         [syn: bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over
         someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  186 Moby Thesaurus words for "snow":
     Benzedrine, Benzedrine pill, C, Dexamyl, Dexamyl pill, Dexedrine,
     Dexedrine pill, Methedrine, accord, administer, afford, alabaster,
     allot, allow, amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, avalanche, award,
     bamboozle, beguile, bestow, bestow on, betray, black spot,
     blizzard, bloom, blooping, bluff, cajole, chalk, cheat on,
     circumvent, cocaine, coke, communicate, confer, conjure, crystal,
     deal, deal out, deceive, definition, delude,
     dextroamphetamine sulfate, diddle, dish out, dispense, dole,
     dole out, donate, double-cross, driven snow, dupe, extend, flake,
     flare, fleece, flour, flurry, foam, football, forestall, fork out,
     fringe area, frost, gammon, get around, ghost, gift, gift with,
     give, give freely, give out, grant, granular snow, granulation,
     grid, gull, hail, hand out, hard shadow, heap, heart, help to,
     hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, ice, ice over, ice up,
     igloo, image, impart, issue, ivory, jolly bean, juggle, lavish,
     let down, let have, lily, maggot, mantle of snow, mete, mete out,
     methamphetamine hydrochloride, milk, mock, mogul, multiple image,
     noise, offer, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach,
     paper, pearl, pep pill, picture, picture noise, picture shifts,
     pigeon, play one false, pour, present, proffer, purple heart,
     put something over, rain, render, rolling, scanning pattern,
     scintillation, serve, shading, sheet, shell out, shower, silver,
     sleet, slip, slosh, slush, snow banner, snow bed, snow blanket,
     snow blast, snow fence, snow flurry, snow in, snow roller,
     snow slush, snow squall, snow under, snow wreath, snow-crystal,
     snowball, snowbank, snowbridge, snowcap, snowdrift, snowfall,
     snowfield, snowflake, snowland, snowman, snowscape, snowshed,
     snowslide, snowslip, snowstorm, speed, stimulant, string along,
     swan, take in, tender, trick, two-time, upper, vouchsafe, wet snow,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Common in Palestine in winter (Ps. 147:16). The snow on the tops
     of the Lebanon range is almost always within view throughout the
     whole year. The word is frequently used figuratively by the
     sacred writers (Job 24:19; Ps. 51:7; 68:14; Isa. 1:18). It is
     mentioned only once in the historical books (2 Sam. 23:20). It
     was "carried to Tyre, Sidon, and Damascus as a luxury, and
     labourers sweltering in the hot harvest-fields used it for the
     purpose of cooling the water which they drank (Prov. 25:13; Jer.
     18:14). No doubt Herod Antipas, at his feasts in Tiberias,
     enjoyed also from this very source the modern luxury of

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