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  • "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It was republished in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories in 1938, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories in 1961, and is included in The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition (1987). — “The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A type of brig (snows are often-referred to as "snow-brigs"), snows were primarily used as merchant ships, but saw war service as well. Snows carried square sails on both masts, but had a small trysail mast, sometimes called a snowmast, stepped immediately abaft the mainmast. — “Snow (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Snow is a type of precipitation within the Earth's atmosphere in the form of crystalline Snow can fall poleward of their associated warm fronts and within. — “Snow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The snows descended on my head, and I saw the print of his huge step on the white plain. — “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • Spring drew on: she was indeed already come; the frosts of winter had ceased; its snows were melted, its cutting winds ameliorated. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • It is a very cold afternoon–but in this carriage we know nothing of the matter.–Ha! snows a little I see." — “Emma” by Jane Austen
  • Thus, then, the muffled rollings of a milky sea; the bleak rustlings of the festooned frosts of mountains; the desolate shiftings of the windrowed snows of prairies; all these, to Ishmael, are as the shaking of that buffalo robe to the frightened colt! — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • They went on strike regularly (every bull-fight day), a form of trouble that even Nostromo at the height of his prestige could never cope with efficiently; but the morning after each fiesta, before the Indian market-women had opened their mat parasols on the plaza, when the snows of Higuerota gleamed pale over the town on a yet black sky, the appearance of a phantom-like horseman mounted on a silver-grey mare solved the problem of labour without fail. — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • It was one of those March nights when winter seems to wish to resume its sway and scatters its last snows and storms with desperate fury. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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