from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lobe of a glacier. See ice-lobe.
- n. A submerged mass of ice which projects horizontally from an iceberg.
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On the 12th we sailed over the position of the ice-tongue in 1912 without seeing a trace of it, coming up with heavy broken floe at 10 A.M. For four hours the 'Aurora' pushed through massive floes and "bergy bits," issuing into open water with the blink of ice-covered land to the south.
At 4 A.M. the loom of an ice-tongue was sighted and we were soon standing in to follow this feature until we reached the
Pushing through the looser edge of pack for a couple of hours we saw the loom of the ice-tongue to the southward.
As the surface over which they travelled was traversed by cracks and liable to drift away to sea, all projects of landing there had to be abandoned; furthermore, it was discovered that the ice-tongue, alongside of which the ship lay, was a huge iceberg.
The 'Aurora' followed the western side of the ice-tongue for about twenty miles in a southerly direction, at which point there was a white expanse of floe extending right up to the land.
At noon, on February 13, in latitude 65 degrees 54 1/2 'S. longitude 94 degrees 25' E., the western face of a long, floating ice-tongue loomed into view.