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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 5 17:23:21 UTC 2009

I know them as "sno(w)-balls," "sno(w)-cones," etc. which are normally
described as made of "shaved ice," in my experience. I've never lived
anyplace where these were not available under various local names.
They're hardly a "local" treat.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Victor <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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> A couple of interesting IMO uses in two grafs of a Reuters story.
> ...The agents struggled to hold back people trying to get closer to snap
> pictures of Obama eating a tuna and melted cheese sandwich and the
> *girls enjoying shave ices*, a local treat made from finely shaved ice
> and fruit syrup.
> Earlier, as Obama strolled through a mall parking lot, dozens of
> onlookers swarmed around, snapping pictures and cheering while Secret
> Service agents tried to keep a protective screen around *the soon-to-be
> first family*.
> ...
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