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BLIZZARD (origin probably onomatopoei...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 72 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLIZZARD (origin probably onomatopoeic, cf. " blast," " bluster "), a furious wind driving fine particles of choking, blinding snow whirling in icy clouds. The conditions to which the name was originally given occur with the northerly winds in rear of the cyclones crossing the eastern states of America during winter.
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