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Definition of Glacier


  1. An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.

Glacier Quotations

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
Barbara Kingsolver

Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park.
Donella Meadows

But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way.
Frances Perkins

I haven't been to Tasmania. I haven't been to the South Pole, and I haven't been to the North Pole. I want to see the polar bear migration before there are no polar bears. I want to see Glacier National Park before the glacier melts.
Martha Stewart

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.
Louis Agassiz
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Glacier Translations

glacier in Dutch is gletsjer
glacier in French is glacier
glacier in German is Gletscher
glacier in Hungarian is gleccser
glacier in Italian is ghiacciaio
glacier in Norwegian is isbre
glacier in Portuguese is geleira
glacier in Spanish is glaciar
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