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snowy

SNOWY, a.

1. White like snow.

2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus.

3. White; pure; unblemished.



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SNOWY, a.

1. White like snow.

2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus.

3. White; pure; unblemished.

SNOW'Y, a.

  1. White like snow.
  2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus. – Milton.
  3. White; pure; unblemished. – Hall.

Snow"y
  1. White like snow.

    "So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows." Shak.
  2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow.

    "The snowy top of cold Olympus." Milton.
  3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.

    There did he lose his snowy innocence. J. Hall (1646).

    Snowy heron (Zoöl.), a white heron, or egret (Ardea candidissima), found in the Southern United States, and southward to Chili; -- called also plume bird. -- Snowy lemming (Zoöl.), the collared lemming (Cuniculus torquatus), which turns white in winter. -- Snowy owl (Zoöl.), a large arctic owl (Nyctea Scandiaca, or N. nivea) common all over the northern parts of the United States and Europe in winter time. Its plumage is sometimes nearly pure white, but it is usually more or less marked with blackish spots. Called also white owl. -- Snowy plover (Zoöl.), a small plover (Ægialitis nivosa) of the western parts of the United States and Mexico. It is light gray above, with the under parts and portions of the head white.

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Snowy

SNOWY, adjective

1. White like snow.

2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus.

3. White; pure; unblemished.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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BYZ'ANTINE, n. [from Byzantium.] A gold coin of the value of fifteen pounds sterling, so called from being coined at Byzantium. Also, a piece of gold offered by the king on certain festivals.

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