Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small sheet of ice or névé, lying under the snow-fields at the summits of the highest points in the Cordilleras, and exposed to view when after a series of exceptionally dry years the snow has nearly or quite melted away: a name given by J. Le Conte. The glacierets are considered by some to be properly denominated glaciers, and by others to be something quite different from true glaciers.
“Into the glacieret which flowed down in the lee of this hill we drove two caves, which gave both an even low temperature and excellent insulation.”
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