Polar Regions


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Po·lar Regions

 (pō′lər)
The various lands and waters surrounding the North Pole and the South Pole, known respectively as the North Polar Region and the South Polar Region.
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Po′lar Re`gions


n.pl.
the regions within the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
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In illustrating what, as I believe, actually took place during the Glacial period, I assumed that at its commencement the arctic productions were as uniform round the polar regions as they are at the present day.
She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross.
"It is very much," replied Barbicane; "the temperature which was observed in the polar regions, at Melville Island and Fort Reliance, that is 76@ Fahrenheit below zero."
After this season of congealed dampness came a spell of dry frost, when strange birds from behind the North Pole began to arrive silently on the upland of Flintcomb-Ash; gaunt spectral creatures with tragical eyes--eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.
So they came and went every day, with a peculiar shriek from the locomotive, from and to some point of the polar regions, as it seemed to me, like a flock of arctic snow-birds.
First I had him sketch upon the stone floor of our cell as accurate a map of the south polar regions as was possible with the crude instruments at our disposal--a buckle from my harness, and the sharp edge of the wondrous gem I had taken from Sator Throg.
The same with a returning explorer from the polar regions, or the latest literary or artistic success.
'It's perfectly clear you think so,' returned Flora, 'for you take it very coolly, if I hadn't known it to be China I should have guessed myself the Polar regions, dear Mr Clennam you are right however and I cannot blame you but as to Doyce and Clennam papa's property being about here we heard it from Pancks and but for him we never should have heard one word about it I am satisfied.'
Any one of our readers who has occasion to cross the Niagara may easily observe not only the self importance, but the real estimation enjoyed by the hum blest representative of the crown, even in that polar region of royal sunshine.
"We showed Mercury's polar deposits to be dominantly composed of water ice extensively distributed in both Mercury's north and south polar regions," she explained.
The 13 papers cover the human rights of Indigenous people, private actors in the polar regions, non-regional actors in the polar regions, Antarctic governance, and the Arctic maritime area.
In "Born To Ice" he visually traces his extraordinary love affair with the polar regions. His powerful photographic images of iconic arctic and antarctic wildlife and scenery, coupled with his inspiring style of image-based storytelling, blends ethereal beauty of the icy landscape with a compelling call to action.