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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glacial covering or ice-cap extending over a large area of country, as that which is believed by many geologists to have covered much of eastern North America during the glacial period.

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Examples

  • Too often the reasons we disagree about what to do about climate change are framed in this way, as disputes about the truth claims of some aspect of biogeophysical science – is the world warming; are greenhouse gases responsible; will this ice-sheet collapse?

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Dangers of a Monoculture — Reactions to the CRU Emails

  • I have often thought that that cold winter was a fore-runner of the countless cold winters to come, as the ice-sheet from farther north crept down over the face of the land.

    CHAPTER VIII

  • When the Yukon shut up shop and went to sleep under a three-foot ice-sheet, this peripatetic couple found themselves at the Five Finger Rapids, with the City of Gold still a journey of many sleeps to the north.

    The Priestly Prerogative

  • It was for her, although I did not know it, that I put the stake in the pit for old Sabre-Tooth, tamed the horse, slew the mammoth, and herded my reindeer south in advance of the ice-sheet.

    Chapter 21

  • This was before the ice-sheet melted backward toward the pole.

    Chapter 21

  • When the Yukon shut up shop and went to sleep under a three-foot ice-sheet, this peripatetic couple found themselves at the Five Finger Rapids, with the City of Gold still

    THE PRIESTLY PREROGATIVE

  • Besides hell will have frozen over with several miles of ice-sheet before the French let anyone so much as lay a finger up, let alone tinker with, the CAP.

    To Nobody's Surprise

  • This is a long-term question – if we lose the Greenland ice-sheet, will it eventually re-grow once greenhouse gas concentrations stabilize?

    Liveblogging the EGU – day 2 | Serendipity

  • But the immediate impact of human activity on natural climate cycles from ice-sheet dynamics to wind and ocean currents remains unclear.

    Mining for Cold, Hard Facts

  • The court finally ruled in favor of Shell and determined that the real culprit was not Shell but 'climate change' that melted the Greenland ice-sheet resulting in these large 'rogue icebergs' that drifted from a 'foreign country' and arrived in America's Arctic water and destroyed a foreign company's Shell rig.

    Subhankar Banerjee: After The Arctic Spill -- Shell, Palin and Obama

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