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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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(Snaw drift,) Snow drift, n. [ME snau drif (Cursor M.), 17th c. Eng. snow drift (1600).] The drifting of snow. — 1665 S. Ronaldshay 52.
[The Dean intended to go to Burray, but was unable] for snow drift and north winds to travell

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