Origin of glacial
Examples from the Web for glacial
Many thousands of years ago, glacial floods swept through the area and carved out the sloping sides of the current grounds.
“Americans will never drive a small car,” said the man from GM with glacial confidence.
Folks are taking cold showers already, and the weather soon will be glacial.
For a church that moves at a glacial pace, the murmurings of Bishops like Tobin are lightning fast and boldly subversive.
The often glacial pace of change can prove particularly frustrating to former clerks who return as justices.
"No; because I would not have her imagine I remember enough for prejudice," Stanief answered, with glacial indifference.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
Lithological heterogeneity is one of the notable characteristics of glacial formations.The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin|Rollin D. Salisbury
Moreover, they are highly metamorphosed so that, even if glacial tills existed, it would be hard to recognize them.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
The first theory named is that the glacial period is due to the decrease of the original heat in our climate.Nature's Miracles, Volume 1|Elisha Gray
They may have been boulders deposited in the district by the ice-drift of the Glacial Epoch.Early Britain--Roman Britain|Edward Conybeare
British Dictionary definitions for glacial
Word Origin and History for glacial
1650s, "cold, icy," from French glacial, from Latin glacialis "icy, frozen, full of ice," from glacies "ice," probably from PIE root *gel- "cold" (cf. Latin gelu "frost;" see cold (adj.)). Geological sense apparently coined in 1846 by British naturalist Edward Forbes (1815-1854). Related: Glacially.