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glare ice

ice having a smooth, glassy surface that reflects sunlight.
Origin of glare ice
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was not glare ice, but ice upon which snow had melted and frozen again.

  • As they neared the end of the glare ice, they swept abreast of the leading sled.

  • The blue and orange stood out vividly against the white snow-covered hills, and the skates rang sharply as they cut the glare ice.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • Clever old Mulcie had installed freezing plants here and there to surface the road with glare ice.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt
  • A large cow moose was slipping about on the glare ice trying to make her way to the other side of the bay.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • Eager for a sight of the buck I saw only the thin powdering of snow; I forgot the glare ice that covered the rock beneath.

    Secret of the Woods William J. Long
  • A sheet of “glare ice,” as Americans say, smooth and clear as a newly-washed window-pane.

    We and the World, Part I Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Without them any sort of pulling and pushing on the glare ice would have been impossible.

  • He could go down over those sloping rocks to the glare ice of the river.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He could see the parting in her hair twenty feet down, and all was glare ice between.

    The Key to Success Russell H. Conwell

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