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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNOWING

She went singing to her algebra, which she could not have done if it had not been snowing.

But the very next day it began to rain, and before night it was snowing.

It had been snowing for the past hour, and the ground was white in the courtyard when we descended.

It was snowing anew, and the north wind was howling like a choir of the damned.

It was snowing hard, but I shook from passion more than from cold.

It was the day before Muriel's party, and it was snowing hard.

Barracks like an ice house, and snowing so you couldn't see across the Campus! '

It was snowing furiously, and blowing a hurricane at the time.

It was snowing harder now, and they were cold in the sharp wind.

It was snowing and men were cutting small green trees in the snow.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.