Word of the Day Archive
Monday December 6, 2010
An ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.
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
Pogonip originates as a word of the Shoshone people, paγɨnappɨh, "thunder-fog."