(Snowl) n. (Zoöl.) The hooded merganser. [Local, U.S.]
(Snow"less) a. Destitute of snow.
(Snow"plow`, Snow"plough`) n. An implement operating like a plow, but on a larger scale,
for clearing away the snow from roads, railways, etc.
(Snow"shed) n. A shelter to protect from snow, esp. a long roof over an exposed part of a
(Snow"shoe`) n. A slight frame of wood three or four feet long and about one third as wide,
with thongs or cords stretched across it, and having a support and holder for the foot; used by persons
for walking on soft snow.
(Snow"shoe`ing), n. Traveling on snowshoes.
(Snow"sho`er) n. One who travels on snowshoes; an expert in using snowshoes. W. G.
(Snow"slip`) n. A large mass or avalanche of snow which slips down the side of a mountain,
(Snow"storm`) n. A storm with falling snow.
(Snow"-white`) a. White as snow; very white. "Snow-white and rose-red" Chaucer.
1. White like snow. "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows." Shak.
2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. "The snowy top of cold Olympus." Milton.
3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.
There did he lose his snowy innocence.J. Hall Snowy heron (Zoöl.), a white heron, or egret found in the Southern United States, and southward to
Chili; called also plume bird. Snowy lemming (Zoöl.), the collared lemming which turns white
in winter. Snowy owl (Zoöl.), a large arctic owl (Nyctea Scandiaca, or N. nivea) common all over
the northern parts of the United States and Europe in winter time. Its plumage is sometimes nearly
pure white, but it is usually more or less marked with blackish spots. Called also white owl. Snowy
plover (Zoöl.), a small plover (Ægialitis nivosa) of the western parts of the United States and Mexico. It is
light gray above, with the under parts and portions of the head white.
(Snub) v. i. [Cf. D. snuiven to snort, to pant, G. schnauben, MHG. snuben, Prov. G. schnupfen,
to sob, and E. snuff, v.t.] To sob with convulsions. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Snub), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snubbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snubbing.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub,
chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubbottr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.]
1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check. J. Foster.
3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
To snub a cable or rope (Naut.), to check it suddenly in running out. Totten.