snow cushion

snow cushion

[′snō ku̇sh·ən]
(hydrology)
An accumulation of snow, commonly deep, soft, and unstable, deposited in the lee of a cornice on a steep mountain slope.
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Meanwhile, beauty buffs won't say no to Peripera Mini Carrier 5-in-1 (P790), lip tint, eye shadow, and concealer packed in a whimsical miniature luggage; and April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 (P950), long-lasting foundation with a flawless, velvety finish from the popular Korean brand.
Perhaps best of all the white-flowered primroses is the tiny white Schneekissen, which means 'snow cushion' and that is exactly what it resembles.
Officials said snow cushioned the firefighter's fall.
Paul's Cathedral, and which he survived after snow cushioned his fall.