Freezing out on the floes; stewing under their roofs of snow.
Then I thought to myself, Why should we live always among the floes and bergs?
At least nine-tenths of the surface of the polar sea between Cape Columbia and the Pole is made up of these floes.
Out on the floes was an exposed place—to vision as well as to wind and drift.
All day these floes, often crowded to their utmost capacity, would float past the rookery.
“Take care, Massan,” said Mr Stanley, on approaching one of these floes.
The two floes began to move laterally, exerting great pressure on the ship.
The land-ice is impassable, but the floes out on the sea seem still to be fast.
Pack-ice is “close” or “tight” if the floes constituting it are in contact; “open” if, for the most part, they do not touch.
It was foul weather all the way from St. John's to the floes.