Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A view or picture of a region of ice and snow.

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  • noun An ice-covered landscape

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Examples

  • Instead, The Golden Compass's action climax is a long battle on an icescape -- a scene with a fine cinematic antecedents, from Alexander Nevsky to The Empire Strikes Back.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The indigenous names for features of the landscape – for streams, lakes, mountains, valleys, plains, and tundra meadows – as well as the icescape and features of the sea are not merely geographically descriptive.

    Indigenous peoples, animals, and climate in the Arctic

  • From our front picture window, we could see the twin-engine mail plane flying against the incredibly beautiful winter snow and icescape each morning and night.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • From our front picture window, we could see the twin-engine mail plane flying against the incredibly beautiful winter snow and icescape each morning and night.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • The low-grade waste heat of their thermodynamically intense lifestyle will turn the crystalline icescape pliable and treacherous.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Satellite imagery is now also used routinely by indigenous hunters in the Canadian Arctic as a tool for safe and efficient navigation in the icescape.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 6

  • Why would human beings cling to life in such a dismal and godforsaken icescape?

    Review of The Voyage of the Short Serpenet, by Bernard du Boucheron

  • Try the reviewer's description "a sort of Patrick O'Brian meets Edgar Allan Poe against the backdrop of a J.M.W. Turner icescape."

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • They were hoping for fertility and riches, the land of their dreams, and all they got was an interminable icescape.

    Terra Incognita

  • The disparate buildings of the station were spread out in the hollow below Observation Hill, adding a pattern of dull color to the icescape around it.

    Terra Incognita

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