quinzhee

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From Slavey kóézhii (in the shelter).

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quinzhee (plural quinzhees)

  1. (Canada) A shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow.
    • 1990, Sue Lebrecht, "You need patience building snow fort," Toronto Star, 1 Feb., p. A23,
      Knowing the proper art of building a quin-zhee could have saved me and my friends from many snow fort cave-ins when young.

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