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  • n. The concussion that occurs when large masses of ice breakup due to contraction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The crash or concussion attending the breaking up of masses of ice, -- often due to contraction from extreme cold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rending and crashing which precede the breaking up of floes of ice.

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