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Word: avalanche

Definition: great mass of falling snow and ice


Sentences Containing 'avalanche'

Winter approached, business doubled and trebled, and an avalanche of Missouri, Illinois and Upper Mississippi River boats came pouring down to take a chance in the New Orleans trade.
I predict from all this an avalanche of dinners and routs.
The bases of the mountains forming the gorge in which the little village lay, were richly green; and high above this gentler vegetation, grew forests of dark fir, cleaving the wintry snow-drift, wedge-like, and stemming the avalanche.

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