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Old 11-27-2009, 01:22 PM
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I think it's a terrible turn of phrase, because "nor" is a form of "or" meaning "only one of these." To me the words as written mean:

"The snow fell or it did not cease to fall."

But in the original sentence, the author's intended meaning appears to be:

"The snow fell and it did not cease to fall."

I think the usage does not communicate clearly what the author is trying to convey. When I first read the OP I read that line three or four times trying to figure out what the author was saying. I don't think that was the intent of the author, so by definition it is poor usage (though perhaps not "incorrect").