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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNOWBALLING

That was snowballing a cripple, and he was really most woebegone about it.

Children were out with sleds, and snowballing parties were in the field.

Others as quickly followed—it was not snowing, it was snowballing.

But George Strong came out, and took a snowballing in good part.

Poor Peleg Snuggers came in for his full share of the snowballing.

Others were washing one another's faces and some were snowballing.

Wrestling, boxing, snowballing are variations on attack and defense.

It is all taken in good part, however, as snowballing is with us.

Ruth and Helen were already outside, snowballing with the boys.

Not one of the other children was a match for her at snowballing.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from snow (n.) + ball (n.1). Cf. West Frisian sniebal, Middle Dutch sneubal, German Schneeball, Danish snebold. Expression snowball's chance (in hell) "no chance" is recorded by 1910.

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