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a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea

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As the Baby Boomers prepare for retirement, the prospective costs to be exacted of the Social Security and Medicare programs may leave Americans feeling "like doing what the old urban myth says the Inuit do: Ship the old folks out on the ice floes," wrote Walter Russell Mead, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, in a September 24 syndicated op-ed column.
Thousands of sealers armed with clubs, rifles and spears have descended on the ice floes off eastern Canada for the world's largest seal hunt.
For your money you get an abundance of whales, sea lions, seals and penguins, spectacular ice floes and icebergs.
Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, presented in a five-channel video installation at the Whitney and as a live performance at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side, both as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial, is an intriguing rendition of such parallel plays.
I found a newsletter re Polarbound but very little was given except that he may be stuck in ice floes at this time.
Nicknamed "The man who ate his boots" by eulogising members of the British public following a disastrous, but heroic attempt to find the elusive North-west Passage, Franklin was a larger-than-life figure who found fame and later death amid the Arctic ice floes in the first half of the 19th century.
Producers of the show say it will transport children to imaginary lands with lush jungles and dancing elephants and Arctic ice floes with tap dancing penguins.
With ice floes, whales, rogue waves, oppressive heat and cold and the constant threat of going overboard, the ``sprints'' certainly did not make for an easy trip.
Many of your readers will be unaware that on the ice floes off Canada hundreds of thousands of baby seals are being cruelly clubbed and killed right now.
Il est evident que les petites polynies recurrentes et les bords des floes de glace autour des iles Belcher representent un habitat d'hivernage majeur pour le harelde kakawi ainsi que l'eider a duvet et l'eider a tete grise.
Mechanisms of such clustering may play a role in natural phenomena such as the formation of planetary rings and movement of sea-ice floes.
Of the three major ice floes (floating ice masses on water) of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Pine Island is the smallest and most likely to melt entirely.
The two most famous scenes are the death of Little Eva and the pursuit of Eliza and her baby over the Ohio River's ice floes.
Alexander Macklin was the surgeon on Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance voyage and spent almost six months with the rest of the crew trying to survive on Antarctic ice floes after the ship broke up.
FORMER Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his wife, Heather, braved the freezing Canadian ice floes yesterday to beg the country's Government to stop the "brutal" annual seal cull there.