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glacier
used in Frankenstein

8 uses
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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."
  • Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
    Chapter 9 (88% in)
  • I stood beside the sources of the Arveiron, which take their rise in a glacier, that with slow pace is advancing down from the summit of the hills to barricade the valley.
    Chapter 10 (1% in)
  • The abrupt sides of vast mountains were before me; the icy wall of the glacier overhung me; a few shattered pines were scattered around; and the solemn silence of this glorious presence-chamber of imperial nature was broken only by the brawling waves or the fall of some vast fragment, the thunder sound of the avalanche or the cracking, reverberated along the mountains, of the accumulated ice, which, through the silent working of immutable laws, was ever and anon rent and torn, as if it...
    Chapter 10 (2% in)
  • I remembered the effect that the view of the tremendous and ever-moving glacier had produced upon my mind when I first saw it.
    Chapter 10 (16% in)
  • Presently a breeze dissipated the cloud, and I descended upon the glacier.
    Chapter 10 (35% in)
  • The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge.
    Chapter 10 (73% in)
  • His power and threats were not omitted in my calculations; a creature who could exist in the ice caves of the glaciers and hide himself from pursuit among the ridges of inaccessible precipices was a being possessing faculties it would be vain to cope with.
    Chapter 17 (68% in)
  • Oh, surely the spirit that inhabits and guards this place has a soul more in harmony with man than those who pile the glacier or retire to the inaccessible peaks of the mountains of our own country.
    Chapter 18 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "glacier" in Frankenstein.

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