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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Word Wednesday

This week's word is a regional word from Newfoundland, Canada.

Ballicatter
  • ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shoreline, making a fringe or band on the landward side.
  • a narrow band of ice formed in winter in the salt water along the foreshore or 'landwash'.
  • a floating ice-pan.
  • frozen moisture around the nose and mouth.
  • a ridge of ice formed along a shoreline by waves and freezing spray.

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

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