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Monday, December 06, 2010

pogonip

\POG-uh-nip\ , noun;
1.
An ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.
Quotes:
A pogonip freezes on trees, stones, and rooftops and then melts on the earth, wanner than the air.
-- Rita Mae Brown, The Tell-Tale Horse
The walls inside go as clear as December mornings on the Nevada plains, pogonip caking the dead weeds and fence posts scattered out into the desert void.
-- Andy Mingo, East of Elko
Origin:
Pogonip originates as a word of the Shoshone people, paγɨnappɨh, "thunder-fog."
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