Ice blink

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ice blink a streak of whiteness of the horizon, caused by the reflection of light from ice not yet in sight.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dan. iisblink

Usage

In literature:

There was none of that ice "blink" to be seen, that whitish tint of which the reflection is absent from dark horizons.
"Rubur the Conqueror" by Jules Verne
The blink of ice was shortly seen, and soon after ice itself, drifting about in bergs.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
ICE BLINK, the name given to a white light seen on the horizon, due to reflection from a field of ice immediately beyond.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
A very strong, yellow ice-blink overspread the whole northern horizon.
"Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Sir William Edward Parry
Some time before noon, we perceived a brightness in the northern horizon, like that reflected from ice, commonly called the blink.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
That's what they call the ice blink.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
This had been seen hours before, from the unbroken ice-blink playing over it.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was ice-blink got me.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
There was a misty gap to the south of us; no 'ice-blink' there!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Only a few small streams of ice were seen, although the ice-blink was visible the whole day.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
The ice-blink seen on the horizon.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
To the N. the pack appears impenetrable, and there is a strong ice-blink over it.
"In the Arctic Seas" by Francis Leopold McClintock
They showed inner points, glinting like ice, and an outer, blinking film like the shadow of recent sleep.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
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