Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small sheet or slab of floating ice; pancake ice.

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Examples

  • To the right of them an ice-pan half the size of the one on which they rode, having come within some ten feet of the wall, broke and crumpled down with a crash.

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  • The seal, lying asleep upon the ice-pan before him, must weigh something like seventy pounds.

    The Blue Envelope

  • The next moment, utterly overcome with excitement, he sank weakly to the surface of the ice-pan.

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  • The next moment there was a sickening crash -- the ice-pan had broken in

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  • An immense ice-pan had been up-ended by the press of the drift.

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  • After a hasty breakfast of tea and a last remaining bit of cold duck, they piled all their supplies and equipment into the kiak, then, bidding farewell to the humble ice-pan which had given them such a long ride, they began dragging the kiak toward the island.

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  • Hardly had she dragged the half-unconscious girl from the pool than it closed with a grinding crash, and the ice-pan again tilted high in air.

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  • Once, with a dismal howl, he fell into a crevice, but before an ice-pan could rear up and crush him, a strong arm dragged him free.

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  • It lifted the giant ice-pan weighing hundreds of tons, tilted it to a dangerous angle, then dropped from beneath it.

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  • Marian dragged her companion to the center of the ice-pan and pulled her flat to its surface.

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