a moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet.
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How to use terminal moraine in a sentence
Its terminal moraine—low and wide, dotted with lupine and horsetail—blocks warm seawater from melting the ice from below, McNeil explains.
A terminal moraine, a mile and a half in depth, separates it from the sea.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
The evidence for this is found in the presence of a continuous, terminal moraine, at or just in advance of the present ice-front.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
The terminal moraine is a chaos of mounds, pebbles, and boulders, with patches of snow on the shady side.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
To these combined glaciers the formation of the terminal moraine of Thun must be ascribed.
The ship continued to descend toward a great forest near a terminal moraine.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Scientific definitions for terminal moraine
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