snowdrift


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snowdrift

a bank of deep snow driven together by the wind
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snowdrift

[′snō‚drift]
(hydrology)
Snow deposited on the lee of obstacles, lodged in irregularities of a surface, or collected in heaps by eddies in the wind.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Some Facebook users shared pictures of the frozen lakes while some questioned that individuals may walk on these frozen waters, but no one can play cricket or any game due to a snowdrift. "How you can invite a national team from Pakistan without fieldwork," a user said.
In al-Qerdaha area, the roads of Joubat Burghal- al-Ghab and Markyia-Maqamat Bani Hashem, al-Qarandah-al-Sha'ara-al-Ghab are closed due to the snowdrift and the icy conditions.
Caption: From far left: Brown Mug Cafe, downtown Winslow; The Turquoise Room; Snowdrift Art Space.
Take yourself back 50 years to the winter of 1963 when snowdrifts reached 20 feet in some places and temperatures plunged to almost -20degC.
Once in a snowdrift of sleep the sheet folded its crisp crease like a heart looking for its twin in the cold.
We had to dig away a snowdrift that had formed against the front door one morning.
After getting caught in a snowdrift, he, his producer and cameraman have to return to town, where he gets caught in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over.
Ice Road Truckers (8.00pm) Alex Deborgorski and Hugh Rowland test their skills on the treacherous Dalton Highway, Lisa Kelly hauls a trailer of tyres, and Jack Jesse tows a pick-up truck out of a snowdrift.
there are no lines on this car that are standing still," according to John Krsteski, Hyundai's design manager, whose team focused their attention on the way water splits and flows across the sides of a boat, along with the way the wind shapes a snowdrift.
Picture: North Wales The Way We Were (Daily Post pounds 3.99 from newsagents); Postwoman Sybil Davies of Coedpoeth braves a snowdrift to make sure her mail reaches its destination.
In the same issue of Nature, researchers highlight another set of interactions, called the snowdrift game, in which players have incentives both to cooperate and to exploit each other.
In the same venue, Rodney Graham's film Rheinmetall--Victoria 8, 2003, in which an antique Rheinmetall typewriter drowns slowly in fake snow, sends friendly feelers out to John Armleder's luscious snowdrift of silver Christmas trees, which are piled up around the corner.