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ice island

noun
1.
a tabular iceberg in the arctic region.
Origin of ice island
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • We will permit the ice island to tow us along, as long as she goes toward the south or west.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
  • The midnight hours were spent off the "ice island" while we wafted for a decrease in the wind.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Two arctic huntsmen once saw a bear taking a promenade on an ice island with two little cubs.

  • The ice island was now clearly perceptible, looming up through the thin fog, "a fixed fact," which could not be shaken.

    Jack in the Forecastle John Sherburne Sleeper
  • We put the ship about, therefore, and made for the lee side of the "ice island."

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • It is the only one which reached the ice island—all the others were upset before they reached it.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" Andr Laurie and Jules Verne

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