old ice

old ice

[′ōld ′īs]
(oceanography)
Floating sea ice that is more than 2 years old.
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A narrow riband ran along the shore, and sometimes there was a kind of bridge across the stream, formed of old ice and snow.
He added that the Joint Incidents Assessment Team has vetted the possibility of the incident, and following verification of all related documents; including the procedures and rules of engagement, daily mission schedule, post-mission reports, video recordings of the missions, satellite imagery and evidence evaluation, it was clear to the Team that the (Fish Wealth Headquarters), called "The Old Ice Factory", is located in Port (Khobah), (Al Luhayyah) Directorate, (Hodeida) Governorate.
Million year old ice cores were just one-upped by an even older core found in Antarctica.
Builders started on the adventure playground in April and have turned three acres of grass and an old ice cream kiosk into an impressive timbered cafe with landscaping overlooking the Mersey which has so far cost pounds 480,000.
Builders started on the adventure playground in April, and have turned three acres of grass and an old ice cream kiosk into an impressive timbered cafe with landscaping overlooking the River Mersey, in a project that has so far cost pounds 480,000.
Following a consultation on Durham's North Road by Durham County Council the city's MP Roberta Blackman-Woods now wants residents' views on the old Ice Rink and Framwellgate Waterside sites.
Another old ice seller Muhammad Ramzan, said the demand of ice has declined as compared to the previous years.
"We'll never hang out," she tells him, rather cruelly, but then relents and accompanies him on his rounds, selling drugs from an old ice cream cart.
There was nothing wrong with the old ice rink, it was just in the way of Cardiff council making money on a city centre site (I believe there was a provision made by the developer to allow a replacement rink to be provided).
MEMORIES: Carl Mancini with the old ice cream cart.
But why is old ice so interesting to the scientific community?