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Term: Nilas
Definition: A thin elastic crust offloating ice, easily bending on waves and swell and rafting under pressure. It has a matt surface and is up to 10 cm thick. When under about 5 cm in thickness it is very dark in colour; when more than 5 cm, rather lighter.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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