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Free from or not covered by snow:‘winters are spent in snow-free lowlands’
clear, passable, navigable, unblocked, free from obstructions, unobstructedView synonyms
- ‘The snow-free season generally extends from mid-June to early September.’
- ‘Predators may locate nests more easily on the smaller patches of snow-free ground.’
- ‘Most of this ice and snow-free land is found along the Antarctic Peninsula, its associated islands and in coastal regions around the edge of the rest of the Antarctic continent.’
- ‘These roads, at least in the capital, are kept snow-free, allowing people here to enjoy the coldest winter in some time.’
- ‘Temperatures in the south of England will resemble Bordeaux in France by 2080, say scientists, and most of Britain will be snow-free’
- ‘Even at higher elevations, large tracks and patches of land were snow-free, sometimes 50 % or more.’
- ‘Southern aspects are usually snow-free in early May, while on north- and east-facing slopes snow patches often last into early June.’
- ‘Upon our arrival on 22 June 1997, conditions were very similar to those of 1995: the area was 80 % snow-free, and all remaining snow was gone within a week.’
- ‘The other day our road was snow-free but we couldn't move because of a 6ft grit drift.’
- ‘By the end of the first week of June, most of the lower-elevation range was snow-free.’
- ‘Lookout Mountain is usually snow-free from early July through mid-October.’
- ‘The 28-year-old Oxford graduate swept to fame after scooping bronze in the skeleton bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics - having used an adapted tea tray in the snow-free confines of Bath University to practice.’
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