[Ads-l] "snow farm", not in OED; 1970--? Bostonism?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Feb 16 11:23:27 EST 2017


A quick peek into the Boston Globe shows an instance on Jan. 21,1970, in a picture caption:

"Boston's snow farm in the Seaport District kept getting bigger."

Another winter storm slams Boston (Photo 4 of 57) - Pictures - The Boston Globe

  
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And there are many instances from the notorious season of 2014--2015.

Google Books seems tedious, since (as far as I know) it doesn't respect capitalization.


The "Lexicon" column in today's Boston Globe defines it as "Where blizzards go to die."  Is it a Bostonism?


Joel

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