Snowmelt on Ice

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Snowmelt on Ice

 

(Russian snezhnitsa), an accumulation of melted water on ice, formed at first by the thawing of snow lying on the surface of the ice and then by the thawing of the top layer of the ice itself. [23–1885–]

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