driven snow

driven snow

[¦driv·ən ′snō]
(meteorology)
Snow which has been moved by wind and collected into snowdrifts.
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Much the same is it with the backwoodsman of the West, who with comparative indifference views an unbounded prairie sheeted with driven snow, no shadow of tree or twig to break the fixed trance of whiteness.
It was a blauwbok, a superb animal of a pale-bluish color shading upon the gray, but with the belly and the inside of the legs as white as the driven snow.
An' she makes one feel safer when she's i' the house, for she's like the driven snow: anybody might sin for two as had her at their elbow."
She now used her hands as a comb, and if her feet had seemed like bits of crystal in the water, her hands looked like pieces of driven snow among her locks; all which increased not only the admiration of the three beholders, but their anxiety to learn who she was.
The first pitch is nigh two hundred feet, and the water looks like flakes of driven snow afore it touches the bottom; and there the stream gathers itself together again for a new start, and maybe flutters over fifty feet of flat rock before it falls for another hundred, when it jumps about from shelf to shelf, first turning this-away and then turning that-away, striving to get out of the hollow, till it finally comes to the plain.”
But taking timely warning, and leaving many things unsaid on this topic, let us not longer omit our homage to the Efficient Nature, natura naturans, the quick cause before which all forms flee as the driven snows; itself secret, its works driven before it in flocks and multitudes, (as the ancient represented nature by Proteus, a shepherd,) and in undescribable variety.
"She is to be whiter than white and the SNP purer than the driven snow.
Now the chickens are coming home to roost, as NAB inquiries are regularly being opened, or likely to be instituted against well-known turncoats, and the PTI old guard as well, at least one of whom has not turned out to be white as the driven snow' under closer scrutiny.
I like my digestive tract to be pure as the driven snow.
There may be a lot of truth to this but we can hardly argue we were pure as driven snow. I don't know where all of this will end but the rise of Syriza has to be seen as a positive development.