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Ice cap   /aɪs kæp/   Listen
Ice cap

A mass of ice and snow that permanently covers a large area of land (e.g., the polar regions or a mountain peak).  Synonym: icecap.

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"Ice cap" Quotes from Famous Books

... most of it was the color of sand. And all its colors varied in shade—some places were lighter and some darker—and over at one edge there was blinding whiteness which could not be anything but an ice cap. But Bordman knew that there was no ocean or sea or lake on all this whole planet, and the ice cap was more nearly hoarfrost than such mile-deep glaciation as would be found at the poles of a ...
— Sand Doom • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... didn't waste no time looking out of it," Lydia answered grimly. "I was laying down, with an ice cap against my jaw." ...
— Murder at Bridge • Anne Austin

... intervals when he knew that she was there, and by the shaded candle light could see her in a white garment, floating close to him, or sitting still with her hand on his; he could even feel the faint comfort of the ice cap, and of the scent of eau de Cologne. Then he would lose all consciousness of her presence, and pass through into the incoherent world, where the crucifix above his bed seemed to bulge and hang out, as if it must fall on him. He conceived a violent longing to tear it down, ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... exhaustion is given in the "first-aid" directions. Little need be added to the directions for treatment of heat stroke. In place of the ice cap suggested in Rule 7, ice in cloths, or in a sponge bag may be substituted. The friction of the body, as directed in Rule 6, is absolutely necessary to stimulate the nervous system and circulation, and to prevent the blood from being driven into the internal organs by the cold applied ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) • Various

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