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Definition a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river

The form glacial, in addition to meaning relates to a glacier, can mean:
  • moves very slowly (like a glacier)
  • relates to a geological time period when much of the earth was covered with glaciers
  • relates to ice or cold (often metaphorically) — as in "She gave me a glacial stare."
  • Scientist believe Europe will continue to face greater glacier retreat due to global warming.
glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • 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.
  • ...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
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • Alessandro had never liked walking on glaciers, even in a roped party of three or four:
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • all the streams which tumbled down from the glaciers into the main river were so blue,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • 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
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • ...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
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • 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
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • ... 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
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • 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
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • She always, indeed, struck Newland Archer as having been rather gruesomely preserved in the airless atmosphere of a perfectly irreproachable existence, as bodies caught in glaciers keep for years a rosy life-in-death.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • 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
  • glacial = the main building (or buildings) of government
  • 8 I see the regions of snow and ice, I see the sharp-eyed Samoiede and the Finn, I see the seal-seeker in his boat poising his lance, I see the Siberian on his slight-built sledge drawn by dogs, I see the porpoise-hunters, I see the whale-crews of the south Pacific and the north Atlantic, I see the cliffs, glaciers, torrents, valleys, of Switzerland—I mark the long winters and the isolation.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • On July 5, however, the Teklanika was at full flood, swollen with rain and snowmelt from glaciers high in the Alaska Range, running cold and fast.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • glaciers = masses of ice that move over land like exceedingly slow rivers
  • The water, opaque with glacial sediment and only a few degrees warmer than the ice it had so recently been, was the color of wet concrete.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • glacial = of a glacier (a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river)
  • It was his day off, he said; he'd made the trip to show his family the glacier and to look for bears.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • Looking between my legs, I stole a glance at the glacier more than two thousand feet below.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
  • Again I looked down at the long drop to the glacier, then up, then scraped away the patina of ice above my head.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river

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