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glacial epoch

noun
1.
Also called glacial period, ice age. the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets.
2.
any one of the Permian, Carboniferous, Cambrian, or Precambrian glaciations.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Then he had entered gaily the door of the glacial epoch, and had surveyed a universe of unities and uniformities.
  • During the glacial epoch this was part of a migration route for people, animals, and plants.
  • At the end of the last glacial epoch, sea level rose relatively rapidly as continental glaciers melted.
  • The extent of these glaciers during the glacial epoch has not been determined.
  • In the second place, it is but quite recently that the last glacial epoch came to a close.

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