from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Ice resulting from the freezing of the surface-water of the ocean, or floe-ice, heaped up and more or less compacted into large and thick masses by the action of the winds and waves.
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Page 177, "floe berg" changed to "floe-berg" to conform to rest of text.
Still another day, and the _Roosevelt_ was in the same position, with the ice crowding against her; but at the crest of the high tide the grounded floe-berg to which we were attached by cable went adrift, and we all hurried on deck.
Bartlett and I were determined to get the ship beyond the floe-berg barrier and into the shallow water of the ice-foot.
As soon as the pressure was relaxed and the ship regained an even keel, we discovered that the cable which had been attached to the floe-berg at the stern had become entangled with the propeller.
With every pulse of the tide the pressure and the motion continued, and in less than an hour from the time I had come on deck, a great floe-berg was jammed against the side of the _Roosevelt_ from amidships to the stern.
a stationary floe-berg, and the captain called for full steam, first ahead, then astern.