A flying veil of snow lashed the Pondicherry Bowling Lanes

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
Outside, the wind gusted to a low shriek that seemed to rock the small building on its foundations. A flying veil of snow lashed the Pondicherry Bowling Lanes across the street.
Source: The Dead Zone by Stephen King

What does the lexical cluster mean? Is it a creative way to say the lanes across the street were covered with snow?

lash down (of rain): fall very heavily • torrential rain was lashing down.

Thank you.
 
  • exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    The heavy snow is being driven by the wind (just as happens with rain).

    It can happen that a gust of wind will drive snow almost into a solid, and it can then slap the side of a building.
     
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