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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNOW UNDER

He stamped them into the snow under him in the wallowing struggle.

The snow under the feet cried out with a note like glass and steel.

The snow under their feet cried out with a note like glass and steel.

Instantly the crowd melted away like snow under a blast of fire.

He stepped on clouds, violet and gold and white and soft as snow under his feet.

The chill faded from Pryak's expression like snow under a hot sun.

"On the bare ground—on the snow—under the clear sky," they replied.

He felt the chill of the snow under his knees, and its wetness in his cuffs.

Though the sun was shining, the snow under their feet was hard with frost.

The very music of the snow under their feet had given them warning.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English snaw "snow, that which falls as snow; a fall of snow; a snowstorm," from Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German sneo, Old Frisian and Middle Low German sne, Middle Dutch snee, Dutch sneeuw, German Schnee, Old Norse snjor, Gothic snaiws "snow"), from PIE root *sniegwh- "snow; to snow" (cf. Greek nipha, Latin nix (genitive nivis), Old Irish snechta, Irish sneachd, Welsh nyf, Lithuanian sniegas, Old Prussian snaygis, Old Church Slavonic snegu, Russian snieg', Slovak sneh "snow"). The cognate in Sanskrit, snihyati, came to mean "he gets wet." As slang for "cocaine" it is attested from 1914.

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