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glacier
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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."
  • Notre-Dame de Paris has not, like the Abbey of Tournus, the grave and massive frame, the large and round vault, the glacial bareness, the majestic simplicity of the edifices which have the rounded arch for their progenitor.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (52% in)
  • "Yes, truly," replied the young man, and fell back into his glacial and absent-minded silence.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (21% in)
  • Hence the welcome accorded to the gypsy was marvellously glacial.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (62% in)
  • The austere and glacial envelope of Claude Frollo, that cold surface of steep and inaccessible virtue, had always deceived Jehan.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (59% in)
  • The priest broke the silence at length, by saying, in a tranquil but glacial tone,— "How do you do, Master Pierre?"
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (14% in)
  • From the moment of that troop's passing, some agitation had pierced through the archdeacon's glacial envelope.
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (35% in)

There are no more uses of "glacier" in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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