floating block

floating block

[¦flōd·iŋ ′bläk]
(mechanical engineering)
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At times, he may be seen with his traps on his shoulder, buffeting his way across rapid streams, amidst floating blocks of ice: at other times, he is to be found with his traps swung on his back clambering the most rugged mountains, scaling or descending the most frightful precipices, searching, by routes inaccessible to the horse, and never before trodden by white man, for springs and lakes unknown to his comrades, and where he may meet with his favorite game.
The river was full of floating blocks of ice, which were constantly crunching and cracking under us; and the depth of water, in the course we took to avoid the larger masses, carried down the middle of the river by the current, did not exceed a few inches.
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Operation Iceberg (BBC2, 9pm) is a two-part special investigation into the science going on inside your average floating block of potentially ship-crippling ice in the sea.
The floating block of the slitter provides vertically adjustable blade resiliency, providing the burrowing feature of the slitter.
Watching a mother and daughter polar bear huddled together on the last floating block of ice, clinging on for survival, was truly moving.
At first sight I am pleased to see that the medium-sized Saga Ruby looks like a ship - and not a floating block of flats
Blankenship first came upon the idea that volcanoes exist below West Antarctica's ice cap in 1987, while studying a feature called Ice Stream B, one of five such streams that connect the interior of West Antarctica with the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating block of ice as big as Texas.
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Tenders are invited for engineering, design, supply delivery of gerb make spring unit (vibration isolators) including supervision of erection and commissioning and design of rcc floating block for engine driven fire water pump