Origin of glacial
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Contemporary Examples of glacially
Like the party on whose coattails it rides, change is likely torturous and glacially paced.After a Crushing Defeat, the Religious Right Still Won’t Get It Right
November 11, 2012
Historical Examples of glacially
The overall value of Virginia's fisheries as an industrial resource was glacially slow in reaching public consciousness.The Bounty of the Chesapeake
He notes further that the lower less-steep slope is glacially scoured and that it forms a sort of shoulder or terrace.The Andes of Southern Peru
The count was so glacially dignified that he might have been supposed to be taking part at a sitting of the legislature.
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.