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Term: Nilas
Definition: A thin, elastic crust of ice bending easily on waves and swell. Nilas has a matte surface and is up to 4 in (- 10 cm) thick. Under pressure it thrusts into a pattern of inter- locking fingers (see FINGER-RAFTED ICE). May be subdivided into dark nilas and light nilas.
Created 2022.03.08
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