snowdrift


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a mass of snow heaped up by the wind

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And when he got home perhaps he would have to trudge several blocks, and come staggering back through the snowdrifts with a bag of coal upon his shoulder.
It was a hard day's run, up the Canon, through Sheep Camp, past the Scales and the timber line, across glaciers and snowdrifts hundreds of feet deep, and over the great Chilcoot Divide, which stands between the salt water and the fresh and guards forbiddingly the sad and lonely North.
Couriers could not go fast enough, nor far enough; broke their wagons, foundered their horses; bad roads in Spring, snowdrifts in Winter, heat in Summer--could not get their horses out of a walk.
Dorcas and the boy went on joyously, and even Reuben's spirit shone at intervals with an outward gladness; but inwardly there was a cold cold sorrow, which he compared to the snowdrifts lying deep in the glens and hollows of the rivulets while the leaves were brightly green above.
Aragon and Quintana had been driving the children to their mother's when their 1988 Buick got stuck in a snowdrift.
Firefighters free a car trapped in a snowdrift near Market Weighton, in the Yorkshire Wolds Picture: JOHN GILES
CLIMBER Ian King, who plunged 500 feet down a Scottish mountain, had a miracle escape - when his fall was cushioned by a deep snowdrift.
The detective refuses, but wakes the next morning to find that the train is stuck in a snowdrift - and Ratchett has been murdered.
Also showing will be "Night Mail" (1936) and Snowdrift at Blea Gill" (1955).
The death of an elderly man, stuck in a snowdrift, has taken the cold spell toll in Bulgaria up to four.
One night, my husband came home two hours late because he had fallen into a snowdrift up to his neck and had to dig himself out.
More than 100 rail passengers were stranded in the Highlands for more than seven hours when their train hit a snowdrift.
On the way though, I was reminded of Robert Frost's poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening where the protagonist thinks about lying down in a snowdrift and dying but concludes: "But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.