from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of various animals.
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Thus they set off to invade Britain with their frankly unwelcome message of 'solidarity' (whatever that means), weaving their way uncertainly amongst the supertankers, container megaships, ferries (conventional and SeaCat).
After failures with our portable radar Sprite (the instrument that measures the thickness of the Arctic ice) and a fault with the SeaCat probe (a device that measures the water column beneath the floating sea ice), I'll be resorting to the old tried and tested means of manual labour to get data for the scientists.
It's a disappointment, but I'm not surprised - bits of us have frozen up too, but I'm hoping that at least a new SeaCat will come out on the next resupply.
Another instrument, SeaCat, meant to measure the temperature and salinity of the water beneath the ice-cap, has malfunctioned as well.