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reesetee commented on the word penitente
See also penitentes.
May 2, 2009
vanishedone commented on the word penitente
Oddee: 'These amazing ice spikes, generally known as penitentes due to their resemblance to processions of white-hooded monks, can be found on mountain glaciers and vary in size dramatically: from a few centimetres to 5 metres in height.'
April 30, 2009
travismcdermott commented on the word penitente
1838 'TEXIAN' Mexico vs. Texas vi. 79 The procession is rendered shocking and repulsive, by penitentes, who walk at the head of the cortege, naked from the waist upwards.
June 8, 2008