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glacier
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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."
  • THE WAY TO REMEMBER PLEISTOCENE IS TO REMEMBER THAT THIS EPOCH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY THE APPEARANCE OF MAN AND WIDESPREAD GLACIAL ICE—REMEMBER THE ICE, IT RHYMES WITH PLEIS IN PLEISTOCENE.
    p. 448.2

There are no more uses of "glacier" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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