drift ice

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drift ice

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(Physical Geography) masses of ice floating in the open sea
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Noun1.drift ice - masses of ice floating in the open seadrift ice - masses of ice floating in the open sea
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
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However, on most streets the continuing deep freeze does not allow for effective plowing because the packed ice has stuck to the frozen asphalt below, he said.
The Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector, which happened to be nearby at the time, then allegedly broke through the densely packed ice and freed the cruise liner during a two-hour operation.
VENUES The roads on this epic motorsport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Jordan - over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky tracks.
Light falls of snow were predicted for the town, especially on the higher ground, and the A6024 road over Holme Moss remained closed last night due to packed ice and snow on the route down into Derbyshire.
In their high-visibility orange jackets, the crooks all helped pay back their debt to society by clearing the snow and packed ice from outside George Moore Court, in Hedgecroft, Thornton.