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Ice Age

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Definition Ice Age (proper noun):  when great sheets of ice (glaciers) most recently covered most of the northern hemisphere (during the Pleistocene Epoch until about 10,000 years ago)

ice age (common noun):  any of earth's periods of climatic cold
  • 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 more than a glen, it was a huge well dug out of prehistoric earth, a rupture dating from the Ice Age that had not healed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Did you know that a bear figure has been associated with that constellation since the ice age?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • 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
  • Ice Age returning, no doubt.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Or another Ice Age had loomed across the land, its freezing bulk might already have laid waste a billion people in the hour.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I think Dr. Agassiz is certainly providing evidence for the Ice Age theory, and I shall need a bigger telescope if I am to see Jupiter's Great Red Spot."
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • They were pitiless and heavily armoured, but they were far from home and must by now smell defeat on the freezing air, like dinosaurs at the beginning of the ice age.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • I had heard of the Wisconsin Dells but was not prepared for the weird country sculptured by the Ice Age, a strange, gleaming country of water and carved rock, black and green.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • And I knew that it was wrong for me to have yelled, that I was interrupting something I did not understand, some ancient thing I did not know any more than I knew what it was like to live in the Ice Age.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • 8-degree rise in temperature over the last one hundred years, which foretold Sahara-like consequences throughout the United States, or (b) how global warming might cause the next ice age and turn the United States into an icy tundra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • The islands had once been connected to the mainland, but after the last ice age, the sea had flooded the area to the immediate west, forming the Pamlico Sound, Until the 1950s, there wasn't a highway on this series of islands, and people had to drive along the beach to reach the homes beyond the dunes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • It was as though his face had suddenly frozen in a split second in that certainty, and it looked like the face of a man who had been trapped and had died in the snow long ago, centuries ago—back in the ice age, perhaps— and the glacier brings it down all those centuries, inch by inch, and suddenly, with its primitive purity and lethal innocence, it stares at you through the last preserving glaze of ice.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • other spirit had trembled with the same touch of wonder: that at his side, living under his roof and eating his bread, was a creature to whom he could say: "That's Orion down yonder; the big fellow to the right is Aldebaran, and the bunch of little ones-like bees swarming-they're the Pleiades...." or whom he could hold entranced before a ledge of granite thrusting up through the fern while he unrolled the huge panorama of the ice age, and the long dim stretches of succeeding time.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Like I can remember what it was like in the Ice Age.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • If you guessed that Freak has been reading a book about the Ice Age, you're right.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Maps showed how the Ice Age once held the northern world in its grip.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • They were formed as caverns, thousands of years ago during the last ice age.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • This was thousands of years ago, she said, during the Ice Age.
    Julie Otsuka  --  When the Emperor Was Divine
  • ON SATURDAY, HIS PARENTS took a trio of yearlings to Phillips for Ice Age Days to proof them around crowds.
    David Wroblewski  --  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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