glacial high

glacial high

[¦glā·shəl ′hī]
(meteorology)
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Aural imagery was here a-plenty, not least in the shrieking woodwind and the screaming glacial high winds of the upper strings, but an essential thread of tension, linking these impressionistic episodes, was lacking in this account under Douglas Boyd.