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An avalanche:‘a shepherd was buried by a snow slip in a deep, narrow valley’
snowslide, snow slipView synonyms
- ‘There are few things more awful than the calm of nature in her madness - the stillness which follows a snow-slip or the monotony of a great flood.’
- ‘Had he been carried away by the snow-slip?’
- ‘A snow slip may start from a footfall, a heavy gust of wind, a blast, or a jar.’
- ‘We and our porters were often surprised by such snow-slips.’
- ‘Every now and then the path was crossed and obliterated by a snow slip.’
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