snow roller


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snow roller

[′snō ‚rō·lər]
(hydrology)
A mass of snow, shaped somewhat like a lady's muff, rather common in mountainous or hilly regions; it occurs when snow, moist enough to be cohesive, is picked up by wind blowing down a slope and rolled onward and downward until either it becomes too large or the ground levels off too much for the wind to propel it further; snow rollers vary in size from very small cylinders to some as large as 4 feet (1.2 meters) long and 7 feet (2.1 meters) in circumference.
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The subject of the public contract is the provision of an electric snow roller for ice rink modification for the Prague Exhibition Grounds - for the needs of the client related to the operation of the ice rink in the Prague Exhibition Grounds, training of the client%s staff in the operation of this snowcat and ensuring the snowcat warranty service.
Weston's hay wagons were damaged, his snow roller, which is used to pack down snow for the sleigh, was out across the field in a swamp.
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What you observed are known as snow rollers, and they require some very specific conditions to form.
Contract activity covers winter maintenance and cleaning of the roadway to two-lane road from snow and ice scuffle snow rollers on banquets clearing snowdrifts of a thickness exceeding 60 cm, sanding the roadway to two-lane road with pyasachnosolni mixtures.
Contract activity includes winter maintenance and cleaning of the roadway to two-lane road from snow and ice to poke snow rollers on roadsides, clearing snowdrifts of a thickness exceeding 60 cm, sanding the roadway to two-lane road with pyasachnosolni mixtures.