The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

by

Timothy Egan

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A portmanteau, or a combination of the phrase “snow duster.” A snow duster referred to a storm or shower which combined snow and dust.
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Snuster Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

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Chapter 11: Triage
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...fall in No Man’s Land, but they were dark flakes. The nesters called it a “snuster.” During these storms, which were very frequent in 1934, “visibility was reduced to a quarter... (full context)