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- noun Newfoundland
iceformed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shore-line, making a fringe or band on the landward side.
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When at length he had launched her over the "ballicater" ice, and had pulled her clear of the cracks by the landwash, he stopped and spent a grudgingly spared moment in lighting his pipe.
Most of the boats were hauled up, well out of reach of the "ballicater" ice.
Patsy got his mittens wet in salt water coming through the broken ballicater ice as they tried to make the short cut across the Maiden's