Definitions

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

  • n. A thin coating of ice, as on rock.

Etymologies

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

French, from Old French verre-glaz : verre, glass (from Latin vitrum) + glas, glace, ice (from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glaciēs; see glacé).

Examples

  • J'ai depensé des centaine de dollars chez Luts en fringues d'hiver pour Ezy qui ne serviront a rien puisque malgre l'alerte orange voire rouge nous n'avons aucun flocon de neige ... juste trois quatre plaque de verglas a la con .... bref!

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  • Aussi, on est en alerte orange, bientot rouge pour la neige, le verglas et tout et tout alors bon ...

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  • Pas pour toujours mais genre quand ya du verglas ou des trucs comme ca comme elle habite pas loin du boulot.

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  • Time slipped by and the salt trucks had passed and the sun had burned most of the verglas off the trees where it dripped, dripped onto the ground.

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  • My eyebrows were soon covered in hoarfrost, and my fleece was turned to verglas.

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  • He beat the verglas from its sides and drew it on, zipping it to the throat and pulling up the hood.

    The Wall

  • Pushing myself, continually out of breath, I scurried up and to the left across small snowfields linked by narrow runnels of verglas and short rock bands.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Barely breathing now, I moved my feet up, scrabbling my crampon points across the verglas.

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  • The ice in the chimney did in fact prove to be continuous, but it was very, very thin -- just a gossamer film of verglas.

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  • Sifflait; sur le verglas, dans des lieux inconnus,

    L'Expiation

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  • thin layer of ice coating a rocky surface or path

    September 6, 2009