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bay ice

noun, Oceanography.
1.
smooth sea ice formed in the sheltered waters of an arctic or antarctic bay.
Origin of bay ice
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • Soon after sailing, we were frozen into a sheet of bay ice for some days.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
  • Moreover, within our memory no man has been thus adrift on the bay ice.

    Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred T. Grenfell
  • Then he felt his way down across The Jug and out upon the bay ice.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • On days when there was a fair breeze it was great fun sailing an old sledge over the bay ice.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • "We'll soon know now," said Charley, as the dogs swung in from the bay ice and up the incline toward the cabin.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • The bay ice therefore melts away completely during summer, and it is not commonly much pressed together.

  • A collection of pieces of drift or bay ice, joining each other in a ridge following in the line of current.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • At my left was Chinik Creek, pouring its rushing waters out over the bay ice with a cheerful, rapid roaring.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • There were twenty miles of bay ice ahead; the dogs were footsore and lean; the komatik was overflowing—it was out of the question.

    Billy Topsail, M.D. Norman Duncan
  • This was not bay ice such as had been encountered off the eastern coast of Labrador, but the adamantine product of the Arctic.

    The Wilderness Castaways Dillon Wallace

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