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Scientist believe Europe will continue to face greater glacier retreat due to global warming.
  a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
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Glaciers are thought of as moving very slowly and slow ones may move as little as a foot or two  a year, but there are also fast-moving glaciers that can move as much as ninety feet per day.
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  • Scientist believe Europe will continue to face greater glacier retreat due to global warming.
  • The region depends upon ice melt from glaciers for its water supply.
  • I was hoping for warmth and understanding, but felt a chill from her glacial stare.
  • She was not content with such a glacial rate of progress.

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  • ...from which the long blue tongues of numerous glaciers inch down toward the sea under the weight of the ages.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • all the streams which tumbled down from the glaciers into the main river were so blue,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • At one time in the far past it had been scooped by something, probably a glacier, and this scooping had left a kind of sideways bowl, back in under a ledge.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • ...every now and then the trail would cross a patch of bare glacier-a translucent, frozen medium that glistened like polished onyx.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • ... a man who had been frozen in the Alps and then fallen into a glacier and his bride was going to wait twenty-four years exactly for his body to come out on the moraine,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • The glacier was blue and white with streaks of black, so that it looked like a hedge of dirty snow left behind on a sidewalk after a snowplow had gone by, only four million times as large.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

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  • He told us about the Ice Age, when the great glaciers crept down from the north, scouring the earth, forcing valleys into the greatest mountains.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • Alessandro had never liked walking on glaciers, even in a roped party of three or four:
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But unlike Helene, the Commandant exudes a deathly chill, as if her gray eyes and cut-glass features were carved from the underbelly of a glacier.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The questions filled in the glacial pauses while Doris decided which card to lay down.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Do you remember what it used to be like, back in the Ice Age, when the glaciers covered the earth and the saber-toothed tiger roamed the frozen night?
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • It was as if a glacier was being born somewhere in the heart of the place, and its frozen tongues were squeezing out wherever there was an opening.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • These barren land eskers are the inverted beds of long-vanished rivers which once flowed through and over the glaciers that, ten thousand years ago, covered the Keewatin Barrens to a depth of several thousand feet.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • In a month or two the really hard rains will come for eighteen hours a day and that waterfall will once again become tough as a glacier and wash away the road.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The glacial towers are majestic and deadly beautiful.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The queen’s blazing, glacier-blue eyes were as ethereal as her lovely face.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Islands and porpoises and glaciers and mountains.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Barbara went on an extravagant shopping spree in early November and returned home with enough winter clothes to melt a glacier.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In the later, emended (and, I am convinced, truthful) version of her story she told me she felt no real bereavement over the seizure of her father and husband—she was by this time too alienated from both of them for it to affect her deeplybut she was forced to feel on another level shock that hammered at her bones, glacial fear and a devastating sense of loss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A section of the wall calved like a glacier.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • On the other side of the moorland was a stretch of twisted rocks, pitted and gouged by the advance and retreat of glaciers long gone.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • With a benumbed heaviness like moving through snow, I began to slog and weave through the debris, rubbish breaking under my feet in sharp, glacial-sounding cracks.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Those glaciers are works of art!
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The lake bed had been dug out by the southernmost advance of the Wisconsin glacier.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The letters, like so many others, languished in the glacial mail system, and wouldn’t make it to America until long after the war’s end.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Her face was the color of a dirty pillowcase, and the corners of her mouth glistened with wet, which inched like a glacier down the deep grooves enclosing her chin.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It was a slow and weary process, but it would go on—it was like the movement of a glacier, once it was started it could never be stopped.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • But his frustration at the glacial pace of change in his city had worn on him.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Streams flowed down the mountains from stolid glaciers and glistening snowpacks.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The water felt like a glacier melting against my legs.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • It would’ve been so easy to push Malfoy off a glacier and make it look like an accident… .
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Along the walls, purple tapestries showed scenes of snowy forests, barren mountains, and glaciers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Her eyes, a glacial blue, swept over the three of them like a tracking searchlight.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • I tried to attack but I was moving at the speed of a glacier.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • But Bree found his bedroom eyes’glacier blue’and brooding demeanor quite the turn on.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Soon after, a boy broke his arm in a fall, and then Southwell drowned in a glacier stream.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was laid down over ten thousand years ago by retreating glaciers.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Black plastic reeds fringing two green, glacial pools.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • His eyes, still softened by sleep, were a crisp blue that made Alex think of glaciers and northern seas.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Cold drops of sweat moved at a glacier’s pace down my spine …. "I mean it, son," he said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Morrel expected Villefort would be dejected; he found him as he had found him six weeks before, calm, firm, and full of that glacial politeness, that most insurmountable barrier which separates the well-bred from the vulgar man.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In the second or so it took for him to take in what she had said, Harry’s insides had become glacial.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Since we are making a portrait, and since we do not wish to conceal anything, we are forced to add that he was glacial towards Napoleon in his decline.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No; it was St. John Rivers, who, lifting the latch, came in out of the frozen hurricane — the howling darkness — and stood before me: the cloak that covered his tall figure all white as a glacier.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Just then, the wind shook more fiercely through the trees around us, and it felt like it was blowing straight off a glacier.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
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