Definitions

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  • adj. That does not melt.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ melting

Examples

  • And it was not for the unmelting snowcaps at their peaks that the mountains were so named, but because the stone itself was white, like the bones of the earth thrust up to mark this final boundary.

    Caribou House « A Fly in Amber

  • Sinbad Sailors watches her go by, demure and proud and schoolmarm in her crisp flower dress and sun-defying hat, with never a look or lilt or wriggle, the butcher's unmelting icemaiden daughter veiled forever from the hungry hug of his eyes.

    lazarus Diary Entry

  • Unlike mountain glaciers, frozen rivers creeping slowly down the sides of mountains, the unmelting ice on the rounded, nearly flat highland-the glacier Jondalar was so concerned about still to the west of them-was a plateau glacier, a miniature version of the great thick layer of ice that spread across the plains of the continent to the north.

    The Plains of Passage

  • But the westward route of the travelers along the swiftly flowing river had become a continuous uphill climb, one that took them ever closer to their inevitable rendezvous with the thick layer of unmelting ice that capped the broad high plateau of the rugged highland ahead.

    The Plains of Passage

  • This in turn was covered by a light mantle of winter snow that blurred the lower boundary of the unmelting ice, but the shimmer of glacial blue revealed its nature.

    The Plains of Passage

  • I blinked, gruel upon my face, its particles like wet, unmelting snow on my eyelashes.

    Dancer Of Gor

  • Hair once dark as woodland shadows was shot with the sunlight of many years; hair once bright as the mica tossed by joyous waves upon a sunny beach was whitened now by the unmelting snows of winters numbered swiftly in the brief calendar of man.

    Trail's End

  • 'For seven months in the year,' says a M. Catel, 'it is a vraie Sibérie, covered with unmelting snow.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • Down from the frozen mountains, in summer, birds and winds must bear the seed of alpine flowers—lilies that lean against unmelting snows, poppies, bright-colored herbs, and the palely gleaming, fringed beauties that change names with countries.

    A Woodland Valentine

  • His hands were always dry and hot, but his heart at times would suddenly grow cold, as if a cake of unmelting ice had been placed upon his chest, sending a slight, dry shiver through his whole body.

    Seven Who Were Hanged

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