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  • adj. Attributive form of ice floe, noun.


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  • Merely to be able to run a few yards on an ice-floe appeared to us an event of importance, and we rejoiced no less at the prospect of giving our dogs a good meal of seal's flesh, while we ourselves would have no objection to a little change of diet.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • There are various examples of Inuit peoples having difficulty coping with thinning ice, retreating ice-floe edges, and increasing storm frequency during the last decade [14].

    Sea-level rise and coastal stability in the Arctic

  • Data from ice-floe measurements show a slight air temperature increase with statistically significant warming in May and June between 1961 and 1990.

    Arctic ocean, climate and infrastructure

  • Ban Ki-moon standing on an Arctic ice-floe making a series of statements so laughable that it was hard to believe such a man can be Secretary-General of the UN.

    Archive 2009-09-05

  • In 1934 the crewmen of the ice-breaker Chelyuskin were adrift on an ice-floe after the ship went down in the Sea of Chukotsk.

    Gothic Stalinist Soviet Skyscrapers

  • When outsiders question whether anyone would be so cynical, they are reminded of that now-famous photograph of a polar bear which appears to be teetering precariously on an Arctic ice-floe, melting faster than ice-cream, in the depths of winter.

    Drudge Denies Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming

  • The terrorists shrank the ice-floe housing the skidoo shed so much, that the whole thing overturned and plunged to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.

    The Arctic is disappearing due to terrorism

  • If he'd taken that photograph of the bears they would have been a mile safe inland before he opened up with ice-floe melting flame-throwers.

    The polar-bears-on-the-melting-ice-cap photo.

  • In her loose nutria coat, seal toque, virginal cheeks unmarked by lines of village jealousies, she was as out of place on this dreary hillside as a scarlet tanager on an ice-floe.

    Main Street

  • Gunnar dashed back through the hall and out into the bright summer sun, settling into a quick walk down the hillside as he judged that the Bristan ship-the ice-floe ensign made that clear-had not yet passed the outer breakwater.

    The Order War


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