from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A view or picture of a region of ice and snow: "the vast and empty icescape now called Antarctica” ( Sharon Begley).

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  • n. An ice-covered landscape


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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."

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

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  • 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.

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  • He could really believe that was the doomed spaceship dropping silently out of the jetblack sky towards the Europan icescape, and coming to rest beside the discoloured band of recently frozen water that had been christened the Grand Canal.

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