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glacial epoch

noun
1.
Also called glacial period, ice age. the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets.
2.
any one of the Permian, Carboniferous, Cambrian, or Precambrian glaciations.
Origin of glacial epoch
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • It certainly was before the Pharaohs and perhaps before the glacial epoch.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • Previous to the present period there was what is so well known as the glacial epoch.

    Ancient Plants Marie C. Stopes
  • The glacial epoch is the subject of the second part of the book.

    Charles Lyell and Modern Geology Thomas George Bonney
  • The answer is, they were stranded there at the end of the glacial epoch.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • Indeed one writer on the subject goes so far as to place their foundation at the beginning of the second glacial epoch!

  • Suppose, for example, a return of the glacial epoch and a spread of polar climatal conditions over the whole globe.

  • I quite agree with what you say of almost certainty of glacial epoch having destroyed the Spanish saxifrages, etc., in Ireland.

  • The curve suggests a glacial epoch culminating about 28,000 years ago.

    Climatic Changes Ellsworth Huntington
  • Try, then, to picture to yourselves the probable aspect of those regions during a glacial epoch.

  • But putting that consideration aside, what evidence have we that the Isthmus of Panama was submerged during the glacial epoch?

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