The breaking away of a mass of ice from an ice wall, ice front, or iceberg

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REMOTE REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

Refrigerating system in which condensing unit is away from space to be cooled.

DELAMINATION WEAR

A complex wear process where a machine surface is peeled away or otherwise removed by forces of another surface acting on it in a sliding motion.

HEAT LIGHTNING

A flash of light from an electric discharge, without thunder, believed to be the reflection by haze or clouds of a distant lash of lightning, too far away for the thunder to be audible

ICEBERG

A massive piece of ice greatly varying in shape, showing more than 5 meters above the sea surface, which has broken away from a glacier, and which may be afloat or aground. Icebergs may be described as tabular, dome shaped, pinnacled, drydock, glacier or weathered, blocky, tilted blocky, or drydock icebergs. For reports to the International Ice Patrol they are described with respect to size as small, medium, or large icebergs

WEAR

The attrition or rubbing away of the surface of a material as a result of mechanical action.

ICE ISLAND

A large piece of floating ice showing about 5 meters above the sea surface, which has broken away from an ice shelf, having a thickness of 30 to 50 meters and an area of from a few thousand square meters to l50 square nautical miles or more; usually characterized by a regularly undulating surface which gives it a ribbed appearance from the air.

BEAR AWAY

Turn away from the wind, often with reference to a transit.

STOW

To store, or to put away e.g., personal effects, tackle, or cargo.

WEARING SHIP

Tacking away from the wind in a square-rigged vessel.

INWARD BOUND

Heading toward the land or up a harbor away from the open sea

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