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A hemispherical shell, built by Eskimos of blocks of ice or packed snow as a temporary dwelling for a single family; usually about 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 m) in diameter at its base, with the floor often partially below the surrounding terrain. Daylight within was provided by one or more blocks of relatively transparent freshwater ice, or by an opening covered with a piece of translucent seal intestine. Entry was usually along a domed passageway.
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Some of the highestscoring new words are quinzhee (29 points - an Inuit snow shelter) and schvitz (24 points - to sweat).
Some of the highest-scoring new words are quinzhee (29 points - an Inuit snow shelter) and schvitz (24 points - to sweat).
Among the highest potential scorers from the list of new additions is quinzhee, a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow.
Among the highest potential scorers among the new additions is "quinzhee,'' a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow.
"Well, this girl made a quinzhee," I continued, referring to the snow caves that the indigenous people in our region have made for centuries to stay protected in the heavy winter snows.
In the night, the quinzhee collapsed and killed her!
They also build a quinzhee (snow hut) and then stay in it overnight.
He tells how shelters are made of snow and gives instructions, in an appendix, for making a simple, basic shelter called a quinzhee. He regards the place of snow in "civilized" society, the belief in snowbelt cities that snow is an enemy that should not fall at all and, when it inevitably does, must be removed as quickly as possible.
Winter: An Ecological Handbook, by James Halfpenny and Roy Douglas Ozanne, takes a textbook approach to addressing questions as broad as "What is winter?" to the more specific "Why does a nose turn red in the cold?" If you ever wanted to know about the most common cold-weather injuries or how to build a quinzhee snow shelter, this is the book for you.