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glacier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
glaciergla‧ci‧er /ˈɡlæsiə $ ˈɡleɪʃər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  SGa large mass of ice which moves slowly down a mountain valleyglacial
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glacierJust a short distance away, looming above a glacier, was the dazzling, ice-hung bulk of Chonku Chuli.It was as tall and cold as a glacier rolling down a valley, crunching trees like matchsticks.Official archaeology views it as the chance remains of a glacier.But the Kangshung glacier, too, was deserted.There is now a strong case for a realistic dialogue between those studying glacier dynamics and those studying forms.I tried to count all the glaciers and gave up at 30.The way of the glaciers allowed him to fuse traditional creationism with the insights of modern science.The streams gradually filled with gravel and left behind these ridges when the glaciers melted.
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